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ill-prepared for this, thus originating a massive unintended consequence of HIPAA passage in 1996. Other unintended impacts are probabilities of withholding life-saving medical data duringa critical moment due to severe financial penalties. The best way to resolve these impacts is to educate all providers, clinical and administrative staff members on safeguarding health information with the organization's legal team's full support. Lastly, HIPAA policies negatively influenced the quality of research due to the study's complex legal communications for the study's duration to the participants. As a result, the subjects will forsake showing up on future follow-up appointments (Edemekong et al., 2019). In minimizing human errors and increasing comprehension of HIPAA policies, regular educational sessions need to provide all healthcare industry individuals. HIPAA sanctions during critical medical intervention suspended from fines and penalties for life-saving measures only. Recommendations
12Policy RecommendationsEfficacyOver the years, ascribable to advances in technologies, the health care industry has revolutionized dramatically and regenerated to do so. These modifications made daily healthcare systems more multifaceted, from preserving and dispensing patients' health information to proliferation administrative and healthcare expenses. Therefore, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) passed to concentrate on advanced undergoing changes and advanced or emerging complexities in the health system. As organizations commenced to focus on compliance with the HIPAA policy all through the years, it abridged costs for the organizations, enhanced productivity, and safeguarded patients' medical records. Granting the HIPAA policy amplified operational expenditures in the short-term, it improves the healthcare distribution quality to patients efficiently in the long-term. (Codington-Lacerte 2019).Moreover, HIPAA cultivates stable flow, access, and exchange of the health information electronically by numerous entities at the federal, state, and local level (Savage, 2017). Finally, the HIPAA policy implementation acknowledges patients to receive a high quality of care by the providers subsequently having quicker access to their patients' medical records whereas protecting their patients' health and personal information from cybercriminals. (Donovan, 2018)ImprovementsAccording to the FBI, cybercriminals are increasing their attacks on all healthcare organizations regardless of their size because personal information, credit/payment information, and health information can all located in one organization's database of an individual. In 2015, about 91% of the healthcare organizations had at least one data breach, about 39% had about twoto five data breaches, and about 40% had more than five data breaches. The data breaches are
13Policy Recommendationscosting about $2,134,800 per organization and about $6 billion to the United States' healthcare sector yearly. The cyber-attacks have sharply increased by 125% since 2010 because most organizations are unprepared to address the rapid changes in technologies (Dovavan,2018).