Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
We think of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in terms of privacy, though it was originally created to allow people to carry their health information with them when they switched employers or went to different medical offices.
The bottom-line purpose of HIPAA is protecting patient rights.
This federal law was passed in 1996, and has three sets of regulations to establish and protect patient rights. HIPAA governs standards of protection of individually identifiable health information, otherwise known as protected health information (PHI).
If you work with PHI, you need HIPAA training.