What is HIPAA privacy regulation?

Expert centerCategory: HIPAAWhat is HIPAA privacy regulation?
Mary Jolly John, PMP Staff asked 8 months ago

What is HIPAA privacy regulation?

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Stephy T L Staff answered 8 months ago

HIPAA is the abbreviation of “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”.

HIPAA regulation provides the first comprehensive federal protection for the confidentiality and security of individually identifiable health information when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared. Client control over the medical record’s use and disclosure increases by HIPAA regulation. It also provides appropriate safeguards that must be followed to protect the privacy of patients’ health information.