Archives by Day: September 14, 2014

How Does Summit DD comply with HIPAA?

What is HIPAA?

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is meant to protect the security and confidentiality of protected health information. The privacy rule provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities, like Summit DD, and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, it is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes. Read More ›

Person First Language: A practical guide

The Importance of Person First Language

Words are powerful. They shape the way things or people are viewed. It’s important to think about how we phrase things when talking about disabilities or those with disabilities. Person first language is a respectful way to put the focus on the person and not the disability. Read More ›

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