This act is said to be a legislation landmark. There are very many benefits that are associated with this act. This led to many changes that occurred to the patients and the health industry. There were many changes that resulted to this. This act is known to be formulated in 1996. One specific issue led to the formulation of the act. The people that had insurance covers and were between works was the reason why the act was formed. The other reason why the act was formed is to prevent the fraud cases that occurs in the health facilities. It also led the protection of the patients’ information and prevented them from falling to the wrong hands.
Many benefits resulted with the HIPAA introduction. It resulted to the introduction of digital electronics that assisted the health organization in moving from paper records. The electronics were introduced to help in the storing of the health data. The improvement of efficiency, protection of the health data and to make sure that is shared safely are the other benefits. It also made it simple for the health industry to function and run smoothly. There are ver many health organization that are very attentive when safeguarding their sensitive health information. This is to ensure that the information is not stolen.
Some rules were formed by the HIPAA. The rules are to help in the controlling of people who can get hold of the information in the health organization. The rules also state the people who can be able to access the information and the people the information can be shared to. Rules made also ensure that the information being shared is formed by them. The information is also stored and shared by them. The act is also able to control who can be able to view the information of the patients.
Patients that want to access their information are also helped by HIPAA. This is to help them to be able to take care of their health. There is a likelyhood of the information being recorded by the healthcare organizations about a patient being errorneous. Health organizations can be made to realize their mistakes by the patients who access their information. With the help of the patients the health organizations can be able to correct these mistakes. Patients that want to get copies of their health information when in search of new health providers, can do so with the help of the HIPAA Information of the patients is passed from one health provider to another to ensure that tests are not repeated.