The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights released the HIPAA omnibus final rule last month, implementing a number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). It is expected that the final rule will be followed by strong enforcement, so companies not prepared face a significant risk.
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