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 |
Published on Apr 30, 2010 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Law (General) , Public Administration (General)
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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.
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: http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/127/5_Part_2/683
- Schwartz, Sonya. (2003) Rights to Access Medical records Under the HIPAA Privacy Regulation. Retrieved July 28, 2003: www.healthprivacy.org/usr_doc/RighttoAcces.pdf
- Summary of HIPAA Privacy Rule. 2008: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacysummary.pdf
- Westmoreland, Gina. (2008) Public Health Policy and Privacy. Retrieved July 28, 2008: http://www.case.edu/med/epidbio/mphp439/Privacy2.htm
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