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[31 Oct 2009 | 8 Comments | 10,083 views]

The Department of Health and Human Services has published an interim final rule to conform the enforcement regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to the HITECH Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The HITECH Act privacy and security provisions became effective on Feb. 18… Continue reading