Understanding your professional and legal duty to respect patient privacy.
Over the past few decades we have seen the progressive introduction of
digital technologies and virtual healthcare in a controlled manner, with
systematic privacy checks and security measures in place. However, with the advent of COVID-19, healthcare providers were required to shift to a near contactless, virtual system of care. Facetime, Zoom and even telehealth have been introduced so rapidly that many have been attached to unsecure web applications.
As COVID settles and we start to look to life after the pandemic, it is important to regroup and review the systems in place to ensure they are secure and that they meet the privacy principals and accreditations standards.
What you will learn
- Be able to list the 12 principals of the Privacy Act.
- Describe how the Privacy Act relates to my workplace.
- List the steps to be taken when a breach of privacy has occurred.
- Understand the importance of a secure password system.