What is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a government law that needs the formation of public norms to shield sensitive patient health data from being disclosed without the patient’s assent. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave the HIPAA Privacy Rule to execute the prerequisites of HIPAA. It was sanctioned by the 104th United States Congress and endorsed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 21, 1996.