Vancouver Home Health Care Agency

June 2016

What is HIPAA

What is HIPAA HIPAA stands for the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, and was introduced in 1996 in response to many healthcare facilities switching to computerized record keeping. It is regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS. The main goal of HIPAA is to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness …

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Avoiding Multiple Vitamin Overdosing

Avoiding Multiple Vitamin Overdosing Multiple vitamin overdose is a serious issue for older patients, especially those who can’t remember if they have taken their multivitamin for the day. An overdose happens when a person intentionally or accidentally consumes more than the recommended amount of supplements. It is a serious issue that happens too often with …

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