HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA COMPLIANCE

The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created not only to protect the privacy of patient’s personal health information, but also to assist recently unemployed Americans from being judged when trying to obtain new health insurance.

Understanding HIPAA

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