A Brief Note On The Federal Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act Of 1996

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Technology has been advancing rapidly in recent years. Society has been relying on technology for providing care and improving methods on how efficiently clients are being treated. According to Piscotty, a major challenge that nurses are facing is the demand of providing safe and quality care while still being efficient and cost effective in the workplace through the use of technology. While there are many advantages of technology, there also comes disadvantages that people have to consider, such as the impact it has on privacy and patient care. Balancing the enhanced communication opportunities provided by social media with the downside of increased distraction in an educational environment is also a challenge. Unfortunately, standards guiding the appropriate use of social media tools in education are in their infancy (Ventola, 2014).
HIPAA is the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, the primary goal of this law is to allow clients with a better opportunity to keep their health insurance and protect the security of healthcare information as well as controlling administrative costs. Patient 's have the right to privacy and confidentiality, healthcare professionals can be fined if they violate these laws. For example, posting information about a client on Facebook without authorization and if patients are identified by name or any other form they can be fined. The Privacy Rule…

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