Protecting the confidentiality of identifiable personal health information, as lawmakers, judges, and healthcare professionals struggle to balance individual privacy interests against other strong societal interests. As part of the HIPPA, the collateral social consequences of improper or illegal dissemination of personal health information are far more devastating than solicitations from drug companies and malpractice lawyers. They include the denial of such basic social rights as employment, insurance, healthcare, housing, and education ("Confidentiality of Medical," 2003). When working in any hospital or healthcare facility, failure to comply with HIPAA requirements can result in civil and criminal penalties, as well as progressive disciplinary actions which include termination (What are the, …show more content…
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Violating Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a serious offense to civil and criminal penalty. HIPAA is to protect the privacy and secure of patients health information. It set a standard rule for Privacy and Security.
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The article talks about the keeping patient’s health information confidentiality and secure with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It affects the nursing department as being the importance of promoting and advocating for patient’s rights related to privacy and confidentiality. It can be a challenge of keeping health information confidentiality and secure.
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