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My Healthy Digital Health Navigator Training

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  1. Getting Started: The Pre-Quiz
    1 Quiz
  2. Introduction to Telehealth:
    5 Topics
  3. Digital Navigation and Health Literacy:
    6 Topics
  4. My Healthy Digital Navigators:
    5 Topics
  5. Basic Observation and Communication Skills
    2 Topics
  6. Using Digital Devices in Telehealth
    3 Topics
  7. Support of Telehealth Services:
    5 Topics
  8. Evaluation and Monitoring:
    5 Topics
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Patient privacy and confidentiality are essential components of providing high-quality healthcare. As a health professional, it is important to understand and adhere to the laws and regulations that govern these issues, as well as to maintain ethical standards of behavior.

  1. Legal requirements: There are several federal laws that protect patient privacy and confidentiality, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. These laws establish standards for the collection, use, and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) and set penalties for noncompliance.
  2. Ethical considerations: In addition to legal requirements, there are also ethical considerations when it comes to patient privacy and confidentiality. As a health professional, you have a duty to protect your patients’ information and to use it only for legitimate healthcare purposes.
  3. Use of the internet: With the increasing use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other digital tools, it is important to understand how to protect patient privacy and confidentiality when using the internet. This includes securely transmitting PHI, using encryption to protect data, and limiting access to PHI to authorized individuals.
  4. Informed consent: It’s important to obtain the patient’s informed consent before sharing any kind of information about them with anyone else. This includes how the data will be shared and with whom, as well as the potential risks and benefits of sharing.
  5. Breaches: In the event of a breach of patient privacy, it is important to take immediate action to contain the breach and to report it in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

In summary, as a health professional, it is essential to understand and adhere to the laws and regulations that govern patient privacy and confidentiality, maintain ethical standards of behavior, protect patient information when using the internet, obtain informed consent before sharing any kind of information and know how to handle breaches of patient privacy.