Technology, the patents surrounding breakthrough inventions and computer platforms that facilitate exchange of information have helped in the organization of healthcare delivery. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.
The HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health information that is created, received, used, or maintained by a covered entity. The Security Rule requires appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of electronic protected health information. key elements of the Security Rule including who is covered, what information is protected, and what safeguards must be in place to ensure appropriate protection of electronic protected health information.
The Security Rule, provides room for interfacing providers to negotiate measures that separate tradecraft secrets from providing quality care to a given patient.
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Summary of the HIPAA Security Rule. Retrieved from: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/laws-regulations/. Retrieved on July 9th 2016.
The Security Rule. Retrieved from: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/security/index.html. Retrieved on July 2016.