You have been invited present a paper to the laboratory department regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and electronic health records.

You have been invited present a paper to the laboratory department regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and electronic health records. Discuss the salient points of based on the information below and why you feel it is important to include this (You can use UNC Hospital or Duke Hospital information in your paper
Include the following information:
1. Define protected health information and when it can be disclosed.
2. Differentiate between the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule as they apply to actual use in the laboratory.
3. Differentiate between identifiable and unidentified information and their uses.
Here is a Guidline
Protected health information (PHI)
PHI is patient information held by the organization concerning health status, provision of care, or payment for care that can be linked directly to the individual. This includes any part of the patient’s medical record including laboratory results or payment history for billed services. When necessary to disclose PHI for treatment, payment, or operations, disclose only that which is needed to achieve the purpose.
Privacy rule
This applies to the patient and his or her health care information disclosure other than that listed above is illegal.
Security rule
This applies to the systems and the obligation to protect the data through limited access such as passwords and security levels.
Identifiable data
That which can directly be tied to the patient such as demographics is known as identifiable data. In research or reporting, it would include the use of the patient’s name. It can only be done when properly authorized.
Unidentified data
This is data used for data gathering and report production. Individual patients are not identified. Examples of this include trends of diagnoses seen at a facility and zip code distribution
NOTE Citations may not exceed 10 percent of total word count not including Abstract. NOTE: Paper must include Title Page Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion and References in accordance with APA 7th ED

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Approximately 250 words