Releasing Protected Health Information

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Releasing Protected Health Information Once, it was possible for people to feel confident enough in their doctors to share their private information with them. This was due to the fact that the private information was filed and stored at the doctor’s office in a cabinet. This is not the case anymore as companies all across the world have made advancements in the systems that they use to file information. Most of these advancements have been to convert to electronic program filing. A person’s private information is now able to be viewed by many people that work in medical departments and the businesses associated with this field. According to PRC in 2010, “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to set a national standard for electronic transfers of health data. The Privacy Rule was effective on April 14, 2003, for most health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. Small plans had until April 14, 2004 to comply” (Medical Privacy in the Electronic Age, para. 3). I am here to let people know that covered entities are able to release protected health information only when the patient gives consent and also when they are allowed to release it without their consent, such as for government agencies, legal agencies or representatives, and different research groups. Government agencies are able to release a patient’s health information that is protected
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course HCR 210/220 taught by Professor Sage during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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