3 Steps to Ensuring HIPAA-HITECH Compliance

  • May 04, 2015

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal mandate enacted in 1996 to protect the privacy of individual’s health information.  Following suit in 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into federal law to promote the adoption of the meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) in the United States.  The HITECH Act also laid the groundwork for widespread use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  Further statutory requirements regarding patients’ privacy rights and protections were set in 2013, when the final HIPAA Omnibus Rule was passed to hold all custodians of Private Health […]

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