School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences
HIPAA, confidentiality, privacy
Bioethics and Medical Ethics | Medicine and Health Sciences
Stadler, Allyssa, "The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its Impact on Privacy and Confidentiality in Healthcare" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1084.
The world of healthcare and technology has continued to grow and expand into the future while HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), the foundational patient privacy law in the United States of America, is attempting to keep up with this new world. This thesis reviews HIPAA and other health-related laws necessary to understanding patient privacy. It analyzes peer-reviewed studies on patient confidentiality and HIPAA to elicit the patient’s and provider’s opinion on HIPAA and patient confidentiality. Lastly, the current challenges of patient confidentiality and HIPAA are discussed, and potential solutions are suggested to improve these issues.