You have been invited to talk to the laboratory department regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and electronic health records. Discuss the salient points of and why you feel it is important to include this information.

Include the following information:

Define protected health information and when it can be disclosed.
Differentiate between the privacy rule and the security rule as it applies to actual use in the laboratory.
Differentiate between identifiable and unidentified information and their uses