This act is considered to be a legislation landmark. Many are the benefits that are associated with this act. Many are the changes that occurred to the patients and the health industry after the act was formulated. There were many changes that resulted to this. This act is known to be formulated in 1996. The act is known to have resulted due to one specific issue. It was to help the people that have insurance covers and they are struggling to find a job. The next reason why the act was formed is to prevent the fraud cases that happens in health facilities. The act was meant to protect and secure health data of people and prevent it from falling to the wrong hand.
HIPAA introduction led to many benefits. 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. It was a very significant step as many of the health organization are very attentive when it comes to the safeguarding of their sensitive health information. This is to ensure that the information is not stolen.
Some rules has been established by the HIPAA. The rules were formed to help in the controlling of the people who can access the health information. People who can be able to access the health information and share it are stated in the rules. Rules made also ensure that the information being shared is formed by them. Health information is also stored and shared by them. It is also able to control the people who can be able to view the information of the patients.
The act is also very essential for the individuals who want to access their information. This ensures that they can be able to take care of their health. Healthcare organizations are also capable of making mistakes when recording information of the patient. Health organizations can be made to realize their mistakes by the patients who access their information. With the assistance of the individuals, the health organizations can be able to correct the mistakes they have done. The patients can also be able to get copies of their health information if they want to access help from other providers of health care. In order to prevent the repetition of tests the health information of the patients need to be shared among the health providers.