HIPAA Literature Review

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Table 1 summarizes the fifteen articles studied throughout this systematic review. These articles offer a range of information regarding HIPAA privacy laws for health care facilities and discuss the importance of HIPAA compliance within health care facilities.
Anthony et al. (2014) examined acute care setting large hospitals and discovered the importance of assigning a dedicated compliance officer as well as establishing institutional logics to the success of accomplishing a secure and private institution.
Choi et al (2006) concluded after studying the modern health care system that the only way to ensure compliance with privacy and security is a compromise between ease and efficiency. Similar to Anthony’s findings, upholding and adhering
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Ball (2011) studies the Ohio legislation regarding medical identity theft and found that the Ohio legislature needs to conduct more research on data breaches before creating any unnecessary statutes related to the privacy of health information.
In the Tafoya (2013) Article, a physician conducted a review of his own private practice in order to determine its compliance with HIPAA. This review found that the practice was well in accordance with HIPAA because of its well followed policies regarding topics such as safeguarding information, securing phone information, securely transferring information, and physical protection within the facility.
Withrow (2010) created a hypothetical case study in which a HIPAA security breach affected a regional hospital. Withrow used the case to demonstrate the importance of specific policies regarding HIPAA privacy and security for hospitals, physicians, and their business
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(2013) portrays that there is still continued work to be done to ensure complete privacy of the patients that receive care. The population includes healthcare employees who handle both patient care and any patient information. The study refers to current laws, such as HIPAA, and policies behind privacy, confidentiality and informed consent in the healthcare industry.
Sobel (2007) implies that facilities are encouraged that although implementing privacy can be costly, the rewards will pay back those costs. This study is analyzing multiple health facilities as they continue to implement the law of HIPAA pertaining to privacy and confidentiality. The goal of the study is to show that privacy does matter for each patient and without confidentiality our hospitals and their employees are at a huge risk for punishment.
Rodwin (n.d.) debates the privacy of going public with medical records for the benefit of the overall health of the public. While HIPAA laws must still be followed, the release of medical records for public authorities could be crucial in the minimization of public

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