The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), passed by Congress in 1996, will
have profound short and long term impacts on the healthcare industry. The patient privacy and security
standards delineated by the new law will especially impact hospital pharmacists.
This video—featuring leading authorities on the implication of HIPAA—helps pharmacists to understand
the basic provisions of the act. It also explains some of the complex ramification of HIPAA's
transactions, privacy and security standards.
For pharmacists, HIPAA will require a thorough review of the policies and procedures regarding the
protection of patient confidentiality. It will likely call for the revision of procedures regarding the use,
transmission, storage and disclosure of protected patient information. It may also ultimately require a
major revamping of pharmacy information technology systems.
The experts on this video assert that to succeed in implementing HIPAA—and to avoid the severe
penalties resulting from lack of compliance—hospital pharmacists will need to develop a new, far
reaching "culture of privacy."
This program features interviews with 7 thought leaders in HIPAA:
Kate Borten, CISSP, President, The Marblehead Group, Inc.;
Dennis Tribble, PharmD, Chief Technical Officer, For Health Technologies, Inc;
Brian Gradle, Esq, Epstein, Becker & Green, PC;
Kenneth Rashbaum, Esq, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold;
Leslie Mackowiak, MS, RPh, Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Duke University Health System;
George Arges, Senior Director, Amercian Hospital Association, Health Data Management Group;
Michael D. Bell, Esq, Mintz, Levin, Cohen, Ferris, Glovsky & Popec, PC.
Total Running Time: 25 minutes . Expiration Date: 9/14/04