Addressing Concerns Regarding the Security of Health Information


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Addressing Concerns Regarding the Security of Health Information
Maintaining the confidentiality about a person’s healthcare information is one of the cornerstones of being a good healthcare practitioner whether one is a doctor or a nurse. In 1996 the United States Congress passed the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which was designed to “to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare” (Thede & Sewell, 2010, p. 361).
In response to the HIPAA act, in the past decade many healthcare institutions have adopted an electronic health record system which enables various entities to share information with each other at the touch of a button. While these systems are beneficial in allowing patient records...
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