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Fast Facts for HIPAA Covered Entities

Posted on: May 19, 2011

medical encounterGreat page for a doctor or medical administrator to start learning about HIPAA privacy and security compliance.

The Privacy Rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities, 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 personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

Read more: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/coveredentities/cefastfacts.html