Healthcare Policy Analysis Paper

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Healthcare Policy Analysis Paper HIPPA Privacy Rules HSM 410 Abstract The policy that I will be analyzing is the HIPPA Privacy Rules. The issue with this policy is that it is difficult in the health care profession to protect its data. This being an issue because there are so many people who need access to patient information, as well as having the correct storage facility for protected health information. Introduction The history of HIPPA Privacy Rules was implemented in 1996 by former President Bill Clinton. The privacy rule is a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. Privacy rules are standards that deal with the use and disclosure of a person’s health information as well as standards for individual’s privacy rights to be able to understand and control their health information. The HIPPA privacy rules directly affect covered entities, health care clearinghouses, healthcare providers who transmit health information in electronic form. The goal of this rule is to introduce, and implement administrative simplifications in order to increase effectiveness of healthcare in the United States, protect health information of individual against access without consent or authorization, while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality healthcare as well as protect the public health and well being. Legislation Analysis Privacy Rules: The privacy requirements limit the release of patient information without the patient’s knowledge and consent beyond that required. Most releases routinely signed in the medical practice only authorize the physician to release information necessary to process a claim. Always obtain authorization to release any information before releasing any information. Additional authorization should be obtained to
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