In the world of Healthcare, we invoke the all important “HIPPA Rules” over and over and over.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.
However, just the other day, I was discussing HIPPA with a fellow colleague and at one point, It became clear to me that this person had absolutely no clue as to what HIPPA stood for. To be sure, this colleague had an idea of what is represented by HIPPA (and hence our discussion), but was concurrently oblivious to what the term actually stands for!
I challenge you folks to tell me what HIPPA stands for from this multiple choice selection!
Of course, you must not cheat and Google the term (oh, how your fingers are twitching on the keyboard right now.. ;-)!
Have at it and good luck!
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