Ensure that our patients’ medical records are not released to any unauthorized individuals. Develop a tracking system to document an accounting of disclosures in order to be compliant with HIPAA.
The Woodruff Institute for Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery is aware that HIPAA does not require written consent for all releases of medical information but chooses to implement this policy to assure the confidentiality and privacy of our patients.
The practice shall take appropriate disciplinary action against members of the workforce (employees, volunteers, trainees, etc.) who fail to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the practice’s policies and procedures for protecting the confidentiality of patient health information.