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HIPPA Evaluation
HCA 230
June 23, 2011
Kelly Brazao

HIPPA was first announced in 1996. HIPPA ensures that patient’s information and records are protected. The HIPPA has both negative and positive points for health care. Having better knowledge in the health care industry is very important for patients so that they know the correct way to protect them. Aiding the HIPPA bill, many doctors’ offices and hospitals are using electronic medical records to protect patient information. There is a lot of training that is included with learning about retrieving information, protecting the information, and also how to input the information correctly. With the storage of this information, it can also be used by other doctors. Some of the negative impacts would be that secrecy laws limit patients contact with friends and other doctors. Also, the cost for the medical storage of information can be a negative effect. You may also run into some smaller medical facilities that cannot afford or have not changed over to EMR’s and that can become costly when trying to gain your medical support. I think that HIPPA has more positives than negatives. I think that HIPPA is the best way to help protect you against insurance issues and fraud. I also think that by having EMR’s, we are saving more trees but not using so much paper and doctor’s offices don’t have to worry about running out of room for files or have too many files and having to work about having them…...

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