Overview#HIPAA Privacy Rule is a Privacy Law that establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other Protected Health Information (PHI) and applies to HIPAA Covered Entity that conduct certain Health Care transactions electronically.
HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.
Health information means any information, including genetic information, whether oral or recorded in any form or medium, that:
- (1) Is created or received by a
- (2) Relates to the:
- past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual;
- provision of health care to an individual;
- the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Consent vs Authorization
- HIPAA Covered Entity
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- Health information
- Informed Consent
- Personal Health Record
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