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Protected Health Information

Author Name Ashley Blume   |   Date October 29, 2012   |   Tagged

Protected Health Information: a patient’s personal and health information. HIPAA was created to protect this information since it can be used for criminal means if the wrong person gains access to it. This is why there are strict privacy and protection rules and regulations that are implemented and enforced in a hospital setting.

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