HSM543 HIPPA Patient Rights

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HSM543 HIPPA Patient Rights
HIPPA and patient rights have been topics of discussion for years.  How have you been affected…

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HSM543 HIPPA Patient Rights

HSM543 HIPPA Patient Rights

Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts – 32 Pages 

HIPPA and patient rights have been topics of discussion for years.  How have you been affected personally and professionally by the new legislation (passed in the name of consumerism) to protect the rights and privacy of patients?  How does HIPPA impact electronic medical records (EMR)?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule for the first time creates national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. It gives patients more control over their health information.

  1. It sets boundaries on the use and release of health records.
  2. It establishes appropriate safeguards that health care providers and others must achieve to protect the privacy of health information.
  3. It holds violators accountable, with civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed if they violate patients’ privacy rights.
  4. And it strikes a balance when public responsibility supports disclosure of some forms of data – for example, to protect public health…