The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities and their business associates to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.

All names and identifying characteristics have been altered or deleted in order to protect confidentiality and conform to HIPAA regulations.

Blog postings with dates worded as “Today” may infer a patient I saw last week/month, etc.

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