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HIPAA Privacy Rule for the Safety of Sensitive Personal Health Information

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on November 3, 2015

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  (HIPAA) sets rules and regulations to protect important data of patients. Whenever a company receives Personal Health Information (PHI), it gives surety that network, process and physical safety measures are followed appropriately to protect the data. Privacy Rule HIPAA is mentioned at CFR 45 Part 160 as well as Part 164. This rule specifies that medical record of patients and their personal health information must be protected by proper health plans and health care providers. This rules demands that suitable safety measures must be created by companies to safeguard the health information of individuals. In case it is required to disclose the health information, it must be carried out by patients’ approval. Patients also have the right to demand a copy of their health records or ask for some corrections in given records. 

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