HIPAA: 9. Breaches

HIPAA: 9. Breaches

Updated Apr 29, 2020

The goal of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI). Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, any impermissible release of this protected information is considered a data "breach." As you continue in this course, you'll learn what constitutes a breach and, as an employee, what you must do to prevent a breach.