HIPAA is short for Health insurance Portability and Accountability act.It was introduced by united states congress, in 1996.
Objective – To protect confidentiality of patient information in the healthcare sector by providing regulations on how to handle patient information and also ensuring continuity of healthcare coverage of all the patients.
There are two sections:
1.HIPAA Title I – Protects healthcare coverage of citizens who are fired or laid off.
2.HIPAA Title II – This is focused more on patient right and how to protect and transmit patient information securely.