HCR 210 Week 8 Assignment - Releasing Protected Health Information

HCR 210 Week 8 Assignment - Releasing Protected Health Information

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HRC 210 Releasing Protected Health Information In this day of privacy rights, theft and Hippa compliance, each person has greater concerns for the use and access of their information. We all have witness in countless stories or newspaper headlines of our information being sold to the highest bidder. When laws to prevent that were put in place we watched as our information was stolen from various companies. When security protocols were put in place we watched people from the inside sale our private files to those who sought to benefit from them on the outside. We know now that sharing personal information to others about our private records can lead to theft, unlawful use and even ransoms. In this event of the need for health information from the public is limited or not authorized. The patients consent is needed to authorize any release of information. In addition the lawyers of the patient are also contractually permitted to release such information. An attorney who is seeking said information cannot use this information to pursue a competence case. This is used to hinder any frivolous lawsuits against the hospital that is caring for the patient. Releasing protected health information to government agencies requires what is called a PHI. PHI – protected health information is over saw by HIIPA. The government agency that was inducted to protect the hospitals security and compliance is an organization called HIPPA.
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HCR 210 Week 8 Assignment - Releasing Protected Health Information

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