Feinman, T. (2011). Five Tips for Protecting Personal Health Information. Executive Insight. Retrieved from http://healthcare-executive-insight.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Five-Tips-for-Protecting-Personal-Health-Information.aspx.
This article reviews how health care management can stop the leakage of personal health information. The author advocates engaging in and being aware of the following five areas:
- Find and Remove “Shadow Systems”;
- Include Only Required Information in Reports;
- Find and Digitally Shred Unneeded Information;
- The Human Element;
- Authorized Access.
Eliminate user recreations of existing hospital data and stop future duplications.
Eliminate all unnecessary personal information in reports.
Dispose of outdated reports containing personal information.
Ensure all staff are properly trained in secure data handling.
Manage access to secure and confidential data.
By engaging in these practices health care management can over many of the potential risks associated with the handling of private personal information.