unit 4 ass 1 - Lea Munyon 1 IS3350 unit 4 assignment 1 In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA was created Its intent was

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Lea Munyon IS3350 unit 4 assignment 1 1 In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created. Its intent was to create regulations that protect the privacy and security of individual’s health information from unauthorized disclosure or access to others. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for HIPAA compliance within the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule. The Privacy Rule develops national standards for protecting certain health information while the Security Rule establishes a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in electronic form. If a person feels that a covered entity violated theirs or someone else’s health information privacy rights or committed another violation of the Privacy or Security Rule and wishes to file a complaint, they can file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). When filing a complaint, the complaint form must be completed in writing or

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