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the file describes why the security of confidential therapy and health records is important to the ethical practice of psychology and the role of HIPAA in regards to the confidentiality of records

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Psychology QuestionsNameInstitutionCourseDateWhy do you believe the security of confidential therapy and health records is important to the ethical practice of psychology? What is the role of HIPAA in regards to the confidentiality of records?The security of confidential therapy and health records is important to the ethical practice of psychology in some ways. For one, it persuades a patient to seek care and be as honest as possible when the course of a health care visits. Furthermore, the approach increases a patient willingness to have care. Finally, for any condition s which might be stigmatizing such as public health, sexual, reproductive, psychiatric health matters, and confidentiality reassures that any private information can not be disclosed to any person without their assent (Willard & Schell, 2012).HIPAA is federal Health insurance portability and Accountability Act of 1996.There are various roles of HIPAA in regards to the confidentiality of records. The first role is to ease how people keep their health insurance records. In addition, it helps in protecting confidentiality and security of healthcare information and helps heath care industry in con

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