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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act passed in 1996. A US federal law that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Core components include the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule.

Key aspects of HIPAA:

  • Protects confidentiality and integrity of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Establishes permitted uses and disclosures of PHI by covered entities
  • Gives patients rights over control of their health information
  • Requires reasonable safeguards for PHI in storage and transmission
  • Provides standards for electronic healthcare transactions
  • Requires reporting of breaches compromising unsecured PHI
  • Enforced by Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
Martin Liguori
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By Martin Liguori
I have been working on IT for more than 20 years. Engineer by profession graduated from the Catholic University of Uruguay, and I believe that teamwork is one of the most important factors in any project and/or organization. I consider having the knowledge both developing software and leading work teams and being able to achieve their autonomy. I consider myself a pro-active, dynamic and passionate person for generating disruptive technological solutions in order to improve people's quality of life. I have helped companies achieve much more revenue through the application of decentralized disruptive technologies, being a specialist in these technologies. If you want to know more details about my educational or professional journey, I invite you to review the rest of my profile or contact me at martin@infuy.com