|04. How does the hospital protect my information?|
|There are three components to protecting your PHI at HHS, these include:
• All HHS employees must sign a Confidentiality Agreement as a condition of employment.
• HHS has several physical safeguards in place including the requirement of all staff to wear staff identification badges in addition to the practice of secure and safe handling of all patient related information.
• There are several layers of security within HHS including the use of passwords, encryption software, firewalls and limited access to information based on staff needs to carry out duties and responsibilities to protect information from unauthorized access and or use.