Information and Technology Policy Regulation
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA is the policy I chose. This policy has been created to protect the privacy of patients and make sure that healthcare providers only have access, use, or disclose information when it is necessary.
HIPAA encourages healthcare providers, on a systems level to implement technologies such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for faster communication. The result is improved care. It has also made it possible for doctors from different geographical locations to work together by securely sharing data without jeopardizing patient privacy.
HIPAA offers incentives to providers willing to adapt new technologies, such as telemedicine. This ensures patients without easy access to healthcare can receive high-quality care regardless of their location. Furthermore, the implementation of regulations like HIPAA makes it easier for health organizations to maintain compliance with privacy laws – which is essential for protecting patient data from unauthorized access or misuse.