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HIPAA and HITECH Evolution Responds To Technological Advances

Posted by Barry Shatzman on Thu, Feb, 14, 2013 @ 15:02 PM

The HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) was passed in February 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it expanded the obligations of covered entities and business associates to protect the confidentiality and security of Protected Health Information (PHI).  Passage of the HITECH Act was timely because its main purpose was to address voids inherent in HIPAA due to the development of new technologies that did not exist at the time HIPAA was originally implemented.

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