Protecting Health Information Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Protecting Health Information
Looks at the protection of health information as reflected in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
# 119478 | 1,115 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper first relates that health information, which is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, falls under the fundamental right to privacy of the patient as an the American citizen. Next, the paper outlines the conditions under which the rights of patients to review or protect information is governed as a legal categorization known as PHI, Protected Health Information. The paper explains that no medical entity can receive a medical practice license, unless it is compliant with these laws even before beginning operations.

From the Paper:

"The written policy must cover areas such as designating privacy official responsible for developing and implementing privacy policy and procedures, as well as denoting a person responsible for receiving complaints and being a liaison accessible to the public, that has direct access to the private medical records and is thus the designated keeper right to privacy. As well as procedures on workforce training management, mitigation in the event that the organization erroneously does disclose private information in violation."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gostin, Lawrence. (1997) Health Care Information and the Protection of Personal Privacy: Ethical and Legal Considerations 15 October 1997 Volume 127 Issue 5 Part 2 Pages 683-690. Retrieved July 28, 2008:
  • Schwartz, Sonya. (2003) Rights to Access Medical records Under the HIPAA Privacy Regulation. Retrieved July 28, 2003:
  • Summary of HIPAA Privacy Rule. 2008:
  • Westmoreland, Gina. (2008) Public Health Policy and Privacy. Retrieved July 28, 2008:

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Protecting Health Information (2010, April 30) Retrieved September 30, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Protecting Health Information" 30 April 2010. Web. 30 September. 2023. <>