Healthcare Information Technology Health Information Book Report

Length: 1 pages Sources: 6 Subject: Healthcare Type: Book Report Paper: #52774571 Related Topics: Electronic Health Records, Health Law, Information Technology, Hipaa
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If healthcare information has been disclosed without consent of the patient, it is important to treat this as a breach of confidentiality contract and patient must be informed. Compliance with privacy clauses of AARA is very important because non-compliance can result in serious legal problems for physicians and hospitals. If HIPAA laws are not adhered too,...


Any violation means violation of a person's private space and his right to self-protection through confidential use of medical services. For this reason while the government wants enhanced IT capabilities for healthcare sector including use of electronic health records, it also seeks to protect patients from undue or fraudulent use of their medical information. Thus it grants state attorney general the right to enforce HIPAA at all medical facilities.

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