Compassionate, Quality Healthcare For All Stages of a Woman's Life

At Baptist Health, women have a place they can turn for compassionate, quality healthcare throughout all stages of their lives. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services that address nearly any medical need, across the continuum of a woman's life.

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Healing Broken Hearts for Our Patients and Their Families

Baptist Medical Center South recently received two American Heart Association top performance awards for quality of care under the association's Get With The Guidelines in hospital-based quality improvement programs and is a Blue Cross Center of Distinction.

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Overcome the Pains that Ail You

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Offering Patients Innovative & Quality Care for Neuroscience Patients

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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Offering Patients Innovative & Quality Care for Neuroscience Patients

From carpal tunnel syndrome to the knee pain you’ve had since playing high school sports, Baptist Health offers a wide array of orthopaedic services to central Alabama to help you overcome the pains that ail you.

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HIPAA Basic Workforce Responsibilities

AS A MEMBER OF THE WORKFORCE OF BAPTIST HEALTH WHO HAS RECEIVED TRAINING UNDER BAPTIST’S COMPLIANCE PLAN, I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY TO:  

1.       Take reasonable safeguards to protect patient information at all times when a patient’s protected health information is created, maintained, transported and/or transmitted.

2.       When no longer needed, destroy paper containing protected health information by placing it into designated Baptist Health shred bins. Do not put material containing PHI in the regular trash.

3.       Participate in and complete all required training that is offered or assigned to me, in a timely manner.

4.       Be familiar with the policies and procedures that apply to me and my job.

5.       Ask questions and get correct answers when unsure of how HIPAA Privacy/Security rules or Baptist Health’s policies and procedures apply to a situation or the performance of my job.

6.       Protect patient privacy by not photographing or video/audiotaping a patient, visitor or workforce member.  Any filming, recording, photographing for the purposes of patient identification, diagnosis or treatment must have appropriate authorization in accordance to Baptist Health policies.

7.       Upon discovery, immediately report in good faith, if you believe there has been a violation of HIPAA, Baptist Health’s Compliance Plan or an improper use or disclosure of protected health information through the following reporting mechanisms :

a.       Ethics Hot Line: 1-800-621-5966

b.      Corporate Compliance Department: 334-273-4442

c.       Corporate Compliance Email: corporatecompliance@baptistfirst.org

d.      To a workforce member’s direct supervisor and/or manager, only if the direct supervisor and/or manager is not directly involved and/or implicated in the suspected violation

e.      To a member of your facility’s Senior Leadership team, if that individual is not directly involved and/or implicated in the suspected violation

8.       Cooperate with Corporate Compliance during any ongoing investigation by promptly responding to all inquiries and truthfully and promptly provide any relevant information relating to the investigation.

9.       Not retaliate against a patient or workforce member who files a complaint, reports, or exercises rights permitted by HIPAA or Baptist Health’s policies.

10.   Refer patients who ask to see or copy their record, amend their record, obtain an accounting of disclosures, file a complaint, obtain voluntary restrictions on use and disclosure, or receive communications via alternate means, to a department/unit supervisor, Health Information Management or Corporate Compliance.

11.   Use technology given to me, including remote access/VPN, in accordance with Baptist Health standards and the Acceptable Use of Technology and Remote Access Policies.

12.   Access, use and/or disclose protected health information only as permitted by law, by Baptist Health’s policies, and as necessary to perform my job responsibilities.

13.   I will not access patient information for personal reasons; this includes my own information or that of my family/friends or any other patient.

14.   Not post or comment on information or photographs about patients, visitors, or other workforce members on social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. in accordance with Baptist Health Social Media Policy.

15.   Never share a password with another person; never allow another person to access information under my identity; never access information under another person’s identity.

16.   Not email or text protected health information to an external source including, but not limited to, websites, email address, etc., without the appropriate encryption and safeguards.

17.   Log-off or lock my computer when unattended and secure any papers that contain protected health information.  

 

If you have any questions regarding your HIPAA responsibilities and/or any Baptist Health Privacy Policy as a member of the Baptist Health workforce, please do not hesitate to contact Corporate Compliance at 334-273-4442 or corporatecompliance@baptistfirst.org.