"The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information. To fulfill this requirement, HHS published what are commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. The Privacy Rule, or Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, establishes national standards for the protection of certain health information. The Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (the Security Rule) establish a national set of security standards for protecting certain health information that is held or transferred in electronic form. The Security Rule operationalizes the protections contained in the Privacy Rule by addressing the technical and non-technical safeguards that organizations called “covered entities” must put in place to secure individuals’ “electronic protected health information” (e-PHI)." - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) established national standards for electronic health care transitions and code sets, electronic exchange, unique health identifiers, and privacy and security of health information. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals' medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.
HIPAA mandates that your Protected Health Information (PHI), such as medical history, is private and secured unless you authorize its use and disclosure. As a healthcare provider, we strive to offer you our best care, and protecting your health information is no exception.
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and other associated forms