what is hipaa?
Health clinics are not generally the most tranquil of places. Phones ring; nurses dash to and fro with patients doggedly trailing behind; physicians pop into exam rooms; and about a hundred other things seem to occur simultaneously. In such a fast-paced, demanding environment patient privacy concerns may seem to fall to the wayside. But if you own or work at a clinic, you know how important it is to maintain a high standard for client privacy in the face of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).