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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) PolicyKey Points and Recommendations Proposed by Priyaliben Patel
The HIPAA PolicyThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA, is a federal regulation that offers privacy and security to protect medical health information.President Bill Clinton signed the HIPAA into law on August 21, 1996. In recent years, this legislation has proven to be invaluable due to the major data breaches as a result of cyber-attacks as well as ransomware assaults on healthcare organizations (Codington-Lacerte, 2019).
ImportanceThis policy established confidentiality structures within the United States' healthcare industry by maintaining and protecting the privacy of an individual's health records. Provided insurance coverage to employeesReduced costs by going paperless by implementing electronic transactions both financially and clinically leading to a decrease in the administrative responsibilities/burdens for maintaining daily operations (Edemekong & Haydel, 2019)
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