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The evolution of HIPPA compliance

from Orlando Medical News

In 2009, the United States Congress signed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act into law to promote the proper use of health information technologies. The HITECH Act works to ensure healthcare providers learn the proper methods and are given the resources to transmit Electronic Health Records of patients. The new "Final Rule," effective on March 26, 2013, through the HITECH Act added several changes to the privacy and security policies in HIPAA. Of the many additions and regulations enacted by this new rule, three carry the most weight: new Business Associate Agreements; new breach notification rules and enforcement; and new notice of privacy practices requirements. more

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