The Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal legislationthat mandates the protection of health insurance information.
This regulates the use anddisclosures of patient’s health information by “covered entities.” Thesecovered entities are the following:
These covered entities areallowed to use and disclose your data in these manners, without the patient’sauthorization for the following purposes:
This means all coveredentities will need to do the following:
The Department of Health& Human Services has a paper on Security 101 for Covered Entities.[https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/securityrule/security101.pdf?language=es]
If you need to ensure if allof your patient’s information has been safeguarded from potential threats, callus right away to set up those defenses.
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