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Healthcare Ethics and Law

Please help with the following healthcare policy-related problem.

Explain the importance of patient privacy. How can one protect the privacy of one's health records? How can one prove that one's medical privacy was violated? What can be done if one thinks that one's medical privacy was violated?

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Problem: Explain the importance of patient privacy. How can one protect the privacy of one's health records? How can one prove that one's medical privacy was violated? What can be done if one thinks that one's medical privacy was violated?

According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, there are specific rules related to the disclosure of health information. Health information can be disclosed for three purposes only: treatment, payment, and health care operation. Anyone violating ...

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The following posting discusses the importance of patient privacy and the protection of health records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is discussed.

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