HIPPAA and the Patient Bills of Right Act

HIPPAA and the Patient Bills of Right Act

The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules benefit and support the integrity if the healthcare industry, patient and physician by setting national standards such as the Security rule protects the confidentiality and availability of electronic protected health information (PHI). HIPAA privacy protects the individually identifiable health information in three types of covered entities. Which include the health plan, health care clearinghouses and the healthcare providers who conduct the standard health care transactions electronically. (hhs.gov, 2017)

Three areas that are important for health providers and patients to abide by are:

I feel Information Disclosure is an important area for health care providers and patients to abide by because patients’ have the right to receive accurate and easily understood information about their health making the patient comfortable and trusting of their provider. (Proctor,2018) Confidentiality of Health information is an important area for health care providers and patients to abide by because when it comes to talking to your doctor about personal issues it should be in confidence and not be judge of any medical issues. Lastly, I believe Access to Emergency Services is an important are for health care providers and patients to abide by as well because an illness or sickness can happen any time, so it is convenient to have access to an Emergency Services for this reason. Especially if a patient is suffering from severe pain and are too uncomfortable to wait for their doctor’s office to open or if of course it is a very serious illness.

  • Information Disclosure
  • Confidentiality of Health Information
  • Access to Emergency Services