Why Is Hippa Important

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How many of you heard of HIPPA? Did you understand what it means? It is a word that is thrown around when you are at the doctor’s office or hospital. HIPPA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed on August 21, 1996. This act was passed with primary purpose of making healthcare delivery and more efficient. HIPPA mandated the development of nationwide security standards and safeguard for the use of electronic health care information as well as the creation of privacy standards for protected health care information. What does that mean? What most of us know is when we go to the doctor’s office and they ask you have you signed for the HIPPA laws. What are you signing? These laws are here to protect you.

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