Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established in 1996 to protect patients from having their medical information given to various different organizations and individuals without permission. With the roll out of HIPAA, consequences have been established in relation to a heath care setting releasing information without permission. Answer the following in relation to HIPAA:
    • In addition to the explanation above:
      • Describe what HIPAA is?
      • Why it is important?
      • How does it impact patients, providers, employers, and so on?
    • Give a real-life example of what could occur if these guidelines are not followed in a hospital setting. Include what the consequences may be for violating HIPAA and the adverse affect that may occur to the person who was hurt by the violation.

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