HHS Publishes First HITECH HIPAA Guidance

On April 17, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its first guidance under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The HITECH Act amends the privacy and security provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This new guidance provides key information to health care providers, health plans, health care clearinghouses and their business associates about the security of protected health information. Read more...

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