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The special topic I chose to talk about is public health. Public health is a subject that I am really interested in. This article states that, “the Privacy Rule permits covered entities to disclose protected health information, without authorization, to public health authorities who are legally authorized to receive such reports for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability” (OCR HIPAA Privacy, 2002).” The Rule helps with public health by allowing authorized persons to have access to protected health information and report any threats that could affect the public and individuals.
I chose public health because it is something I have always been interested in. It is important to me to help the public and individuals. As a whole, we must ensure that we are in great health and that we stay informed about any public health issues. I feel that public health should be important to everyone because it could easily affect you. Before I changed my major from nursing, I wanted to be a nurse in public health. But now with health care management I still would love to work where I can make a difference with the public. Preventative care is something I take serious. I feel everyone needs to be educated and take part in their own health care because that could dramatically help when it comes to the upkeeping of public health.