Breaches in Security & Privacy with HIPAA

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Accidental and Intentional Breaches in Security and Privacy with HIPAA Name Institution Chapter I Introduction The federal HIPPA law is the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" of 1996. HIPPA law ensures that individuals can keep their health insurance. Also, HIIPA law protects healthcare information by guaranteeing the protection of its confidentiality and security. Moreover, HIPPA law assists in the in the control of administrative costs incurred by the healthcare industry (, 2016). The secretary of the “United States (US) Department of Health and Human Services” (HHS) was required by the HIPPA law to develop regulations and rules that assist in the protection of security and privacy of particular health information (, 2016). In response to this requirement, HHS published HIPAA Security Rule and HIPAA Privacy Rule (HIPAA Journal, 2016). Before the introduction of HIPAA, there was neither an allowed set of standards of security nor general requirements that protected health information in the health care industry. During this time, the healthcare industry was fast growing, and through the emergence of new technologies, the paper process used in storing information was slowly being turned into electronic information systems. The electronic information systems were used to control clinical and administrative functions, answer eligibility questions, pay claims, and provide health information. Worldwide today, technology has been introduced, and providers use clinical applications. “Examples of these clinical applications include Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) Systems," Laboratory, Radiology and Pharmacy Systems,

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