The HIPAA Rules Analytical Essay by ABCs

The HIPAA Rules
An overview of healthcare information privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule.
# 112977 | 969 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 13, 2009 in Law (Civil) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)


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Description:

The paper outlines the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which prohibits healthcare entities from disclosing protected health information (PHI) without the written consent and authorization by the patient to whom that information pertains. The paper explains what types of PHI disclosures are not subject to the general HIPAA rules and looks at the requirements placed on healthcare entities. The paper focuses on the workforce training programs that healthcare entities must provide.

Outline:
HIPAA and Patient Access to Medical Records
Non-healthcare Use of Medical Information
Formal Privacy Policy Requirements
HIPAA Training Requirements

From the Paper:

"The Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability (HIPAA) Act of 1996 took effect in April 2001 with compliance required as of April 2003, on the part of all covered healthcare entities. The HIPAA privacy requirements pertain to most forms of patient medical information, designating it as protected health information (PHI). Pursuant to HIPAA rules, healthcare entities may not disclose PHI except for certain limited purposes without the written consent and authorization by the patient to whom that information pertains (DHHSOCR 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • DHHSOCR (2003) Summary of HIPAA Privacy Rule. Retrieved June 22, 2008, from: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa
  • Kutkat, L. (2004) The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Research. Retrieved June 22, 2008, from:www.cdc.gov/phin/conference/04conference/05-24-04/Session%201%20F- %20Lora%20Kutkat.pdf
  • Phoenix Health Systems (2006) HIPAA Primer. Retrieved June 22, 2008, from:http://www.hipaadvisory.com/REGS/HIPAAprimer.htm
  • Stanhope, M., Lancaster, J. (2004) Community and Public Health Nursing (6th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Thacker, S. (2003) HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health: Guidance from the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved June 22, 2008, from: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/m2e411a1.htm

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