Some examples of ways legislation rules and regulations play a role in

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Some examples of ways legislation, rules and regulations play a role in designing a secure health record system can be to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations that protect confidentiality of health information. According to Hofman (2014) state laws vary widely. States may have special privacy requirements for patients tested, diagnosed, or treated for alcohol and drug abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, or mental health. Hofman
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(2014) also states that to ensure compliance professionals should: Study the HIPAA standards, identify policies, procedures, and process that comply with these standards, be knowledgeable about applicable federal laws and regulations relative to privacy, confidentiality, and disclosure of patient health information, establish policies and procedures that comply with federal and state laws and regulations, train staff on policies and procedures regarding protected health information, and document compliance are just some that are listed (Hofman, 2014). It all comes down to patient confidentiality. I like how Harman, Flite, and Bond (2012) stated it: the key to preserving confidentiality is making sure that only authorized individuals have access to information. To control access , limit who can see what, the process begins with authorizing users (Harman et al, 2012). The role of HIPAA , privacy, and security will continue to evolve with technology. New legislation, rules and regulations regarding the security of health record systems should always setting new standards. References Harman, Laurinda, Flite, Cathy, and Bond, Kesa. (September 2012). Electronic Health Records: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security. AMA Journal and Ethics . Rouse, Margaret. (July 2017). HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. TechTarget. . Cankaya, Ebru & Kywe, Than. (September 10, 2015). A Secure Healthcare System: From Design to Implementation. Science Direct. Vol.62,2015. Pages 203- 212.
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Hofman, J. (2014). Laws and Regulations Governing the Disclosure of Health Information.
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