The CSA reminds each of us of our legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard
our patients' privacy, as well as other types of sensitive information (dependent
upon your role and responsibilities).
Bottom line: you are accountable for protecting
the information entrusted to you. When you signed the CSA, you affirmed that you
- Access and use confidential information only as necessary to perform job-related duties.
- Take reasonable safeguards to protect conversations from unauthorized listeners.
- Keep passwords, PINs, and access codes private.
- Practice good workstation security measures, such as positioning screens away from public view.
- Use only approved licensed software.
- Use a device with virus protection software.
- Notify the Physician Support Coordinator of user inactivation's.
- Disclose or discuss any confidential information with anyone who does not need to know it.
- Publish or disclose any confidential information to others using personal email or any Internet blogs or sites, including social media.
- Copy, store, or take home confidential information on paper, mobile devices, portable devices, or removable media unless your manager approves.
- Use tools or techniques to break/exploit security measures.