HCR 220 Week 2 Discussion Question 1 HIPPA was designed to protect peoples' private health information, ensure health insurance coverage for workers and their families should they lose their jobs, uncover fraud and abuse, and create standards for electronic transmission of healthcare transactions. HIPPA is very specific about maintaining the privacy of a patient and the information gathered about the patient or any person receiving medical care and treatment in which they pay for. This information could a valuable piece of information to many such as lawyers, insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies. If a person in a physicians office has access to sensitive information regarding a patient's care and treatment and the patient is involved in a law suit stemming from a fall at a place of business, the fact the patient may have suffered from a similar injury prior to the existing injury may cause the law firm to try to
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.
request for information, Mr. Wright, private health information