Mikael Grondahl

HIPAA: The Importance of Your Privacy – Part 2

We previously discussed the importance of your privacy, and the fact that we don’t want our personal health information floating around across the internet or exposed to strangers in other ways.

There’s obviously not anyone’s business when I had my latest flu vaccine shot, or any other procedures, except for my doctor or other involved medical staff.

Here’s an overview of HIPAA, examples of a couple of violations that has occurred recently, and the fines and penalties related to not following HIPAA law.

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Mikael Grondahl

HIPAA: The Importance of Your Privacy – Part 1

If you have been to a doctor’s office, or a hospital within the last decade, you have probably noticed that unless you’re in a very rural area of the world, you rarely see anyone handling paper journals or records anymore. They log on to the terminal in the visiting room, fill out your information and check your records. And you wouldn’t expect anything less, since we do live in a digitalized world, right?

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