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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…

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Corporate Responsibility Regarding HIPAA

Corporate Responsibility Regarding HIPAA HIPAA, or the Health Information Accountability and Portability Act, is an act created to cover the electronic transmission of personal information. As more medical professionals and facilities moved files to an electronic version, an act was necessary to protect the information. HIPAA not only gives individuals…

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Patient Rights and Responsibilities under HIPAA

Patient Rights and Responsibilities under HIPAA HIPAA, or the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, protects every person’s individually identifiable health information, or protected health information (PHI). Covered information includes information, including demographic information, relating to: The method or path of health care The individual past, present or future conditions…

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