The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule which protect identifiable information being used to analyze and improve patient safety.
The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) website offers:
- Details on the Administrative Simplification provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers, and security.
- HHS published a final Privacy Rule in December 2000, which was later modified in August 2002. This Rule set national standards for the protection of individually identifiable health information by three types of covered entities: health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers who conduct the standard health care transactions electronically.
To obtain more information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) click "Download Whitepaper" to request the URL to this resource.