HIPAA Compliance with Social Media for Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

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Health and service organizations must be observant of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. HIPAA was adopted in 1996 and is designed to protect personal information. HIPAA standards are taken seriously; companies have entire departments and expensive document systems designed to meet HIPAA guidelines. HIPAA compliance courses are taught in nursing and medical administration programs. However, the advent and use of social media has led to conflicts between organizations and HIPAA guidelines. Your vocational rehabilitation agency must follow all necessary regulations and social media guidelines to avoid violation penalties.

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