NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. D. Full employment and job creation.


Some of the human resources devoted to delivery of health care services would be redirected by the proposed rule. The proposed rule could lead to some short-run changes in employment patterns as a result of the structural changes within the health care industry. The growth of employment (job creation) for the roles typically associated with the health care profession could also be temporarily change but be balanced by an increased need for those who can assist entities with complying with this proposed rule. Therefore, while there could be a temporary slowing of growth in traditional health care professions, that will be offset by a temporary increase in growth in fields that may assist with compliance with this proposed rule (e.g. legal professionals, and management consultants).