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Risky business

Image by purpleslog via Flickr By Mary Mosquera Last year’s HITECH Act toughened the rules and enforcement penalties health information handlers must follow to protect patient privacy. Under the new policy regime, providers will have to pay more attention to the confidentiality and safety of patient information as they move more of their operations toward [...]

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HITECH Act increases HIPAA security requirements

by Marcia Savage The health care industry was buzzing with the news: For the first time ever, a hospital was being audited for compliance with HIPAA security requirements. The audit of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general in 2007 was surprising for hospitals, health insurers and [...]

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How ARRA and HITECH provisions affect HIPAA compliance

Image by Kestelnon via Flickr HIPAA Plain and Simple How ARRA and HITECH provisions will affect HIPAA compliance. We will highlight the changes to HIPAA due to these new provisions and discuss a possible solution, how to comply with these new HIPAA security and privacy requirements. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was [...]

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