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HIPAA and Patient Privacy

    What is HIPAA? HIPAA, which stands for the American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, is a set of rules to be followed by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. HIPAA helps ensure that all medical records, medical billing, and patient accounts meet certain consistent standards with regard to documentation, handling and privacy. It is the responsibility of MEIGER Health employees, contractors, business associates and volunteers to preserve and protect confidential patient, employee and business information. Confidential Patient Care Information includes any individually identifiable information in possession or derived from a provider of health care regarding a patient’s medical history, mental, or physical condition or treatment, as well as the patients and/or their family member’s records, test results, conversations, research…

Sexual Harassment Training for Employees

  At the close of this session, you will be able to:   Define Sexual harassment. State the importance of preventing sexual harassment at the workplace. Describe MEIGER Health policy and procedures for responding and reporting sexual harassment. Understand your responsibilities as staff of MEIGER Health   What is Sexual Harassment? Unwelcome (unwanted) sexual advances (in other words, one party making sexual moves that the other party does not agree with) . Requests for sexual favors (such as asking staff to put on “sexy” dress or perform sexual act).   Forms of Sexual Harassment Soliciting sexual act in exchange for another favor (Quid Pro Quo) An example is the supervisor asking that you perform a sexual act in exchange for promotion or “easy” schedule. Use…

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens At the close of this session, you will be able to: Explain what bloodborne pathogens are and how to prevent infection.   What are bloodborne pathogens?   Bloodborne pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, are present in blood and body fluids and can cause disease in humans. The bloodborne pathogens of primary concern are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.   These and other bloodborne pathogens are spread primarily through:   Direct contact. Infected blood or body fluid from one person enters another person’s body at a correct entry site, such as infected blood splashing in the eye. Indirect contact. A person’s skin touches an object that contains the blood or body fluid of an infected person, such as picking up soiled dressings…

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