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Protected Health Information (PHI): Privacy, Security, and Confidentiality Best PracticesClaresa ChapmanCapella UniversityNURS-FPX4040 - Managing Health Information and TechnologyElsie CrowninsheildAugust 2022
ConfidentialityPrivacy and SecurityHealth Information Portability and Accountability Act or better known as HIPAA wasenacted in 1996 to protect patients' medical records/protected health information.Moore &Frye. (2019) statedthe primary intent of ensuring portability and continuity of health insurancecoverage for millions of Americans; however, HIPAA entails more than portability, privacy, andsecurity(pgs. 269-272).1.Protected Health Information(PHI) includes any identifying information linked to thepatient which should remain private and confidential.2.Moore & Frye. (2019) explained that an entity covered under HIPAA may not disclosePHI unless a patient authorizes its disclosure in writing. However, HIPAA outlinesspecific circumstances in which disclosure of PHI is allowed in the absence of anindividual’s written permission(pgs.269-272).

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