What do you think is one of the most important factors that influences the relationship between public and private entities involved in the delivery of public health services in the United States? Why is it important?
As you respond to your classmates, discuss which factor(s) you think are less important. Why?
REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE’S RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 125 WORDS or MORE)
The privacy of one’s information is the most important and this influence required by laws. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that protects patient health data and plays a large role in how an organization must handle an individual’s health information. This trust that should be automatic that your information is kept private till you ask for it or it can be subpoenaed with a judge’s order but again only seen by officials who are making a public heath decision such as the person with a spreadable disease.
HIPAA’s Privacy Rule applies to “covered entities,” as defined in the law. This includes health plans, healthcare providers and medical or health department services like doctors, hospitals, clinics, and dentists. Health care clearinghouses, billing services along with repricing companies and community health systems (Erwin & Brownson, 2017).
Erwin, P. C., & Brownson, R. C. (2017). Scutchfield and Keck’s principles of public health practice (4th ed.), Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.