What is the HIPPA
(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Was an Act that passed in the US, which helps to shield an individual’s medical information. HIPAA allows everyone to request to see or receive copies of their medical records, even though the information may not be fully available.

Moreover, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act lets individuals request revisions to their health records if an error is made. Furthermore, HIPAA also provides individuals the right to learn exactly how their information is both shared and utilized

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Sets regulations about cases in which your medical information can be shared and what related authorizations are required.

Throughout the history of HIPAA, there are provisions that regulate disclosures, contact information, and much, much more. Specifically, HIPAA is purposed with helping to protect the rights of individuals. What’s more, there is also a complaint system in place to investigate potential violations.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has taken on the WCAG 2.1 AA as guidelines for making sure that websites are authored and structured for web accessibility creating an inclusive manner to work as congruent as possible with those relying on assistive technologies.

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