Cases of-HIPAA Violation

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Cases of HIPAA Violation Name Institution Cases of HIPAA Violation Health Insurance and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established in 1996. Its primary objective is to address the employees’ health insurance coverage in an occurrence of a loss of a job. The policies that govern the Act ensure that the privacy and confidentiality of an individual’s health information are protected. HIPAA has served different people. However, the Act has faced violations from the health care especially with the leakage of patient’s health information. Examples of HIPAA Violation Examples of HIPAA violation include cases where health facility releases unauthorized health information is not allowed by the HIPAA. However, some of the health providers have been found with the offense of issuing the wrong document to the public without approval. Failure to release information to the patients has been identified as a commonly committed violation (Sterling, 2015). It reduces the patient’s accessibility to services available in a given health facility. The patients have the right to access information regarding health issues, disease outbreaks, and ways of keeping themselves safe from infections. Most of the cases identified involved exposure of the patient’s private records. The situation regularly occurs through leakage of patient’s information on the internet. Case 1 An example of the violation of HIPAA regulations is the case of the New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital. The electronic protected information leaked through the Google in 2010. The situation called for the attention of both civil rights and the HIPAA enforcement personnel. It is against the HIPAA rules

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