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Search results for "Error Reporting"
National Patient Safety Agency. London, UK: National Reporting and Learning Service; 2009.
This report from the United Kingdom is intended to guide Primary Care Trusts in implementing never events policies for 2009-2010.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Paul Barach, MD, MPH , The Law and Patient Safety, December 2005
Quality health care and patient safety have emerged as major concerns in society. The Institute of Medicine’s report entitled To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System led to considerable discussion in both the public and private sectors on the need...
Journal Article > Commentary
Lo B, Dornbrand L, Dubler NN. JAMA. 2005;293:1766-1771.
This commentary discusses federal health privacy regulations, commonly known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the misconceptions many providers share about its impact on incidental disclosures. The authors outline the current regulation requirements and offer strategies for interpretation, particularly in areas where gaps exist and professional judgment is needed. Discussion includes the ethical aspect of interpreting the regulations with criteria that should be met for an incidental disclosure to be permissible. Numerous examples are provided throughout the article. The authors conclude with recommendations to both comply with regulatory policy and ensure the best clinical care and professional ethics. They point out that giving absolute priority to maintaining a patient's confidentiality should never compromise care.
Cases & Commentaries
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Daniel Mason, MD; September 2004
A medical student discovers that a hospital's radiology records are accessible via Internet, without any security, and struggles with whether and to whom to report the obvious HIPAA violation.