Are HIPAA privacy changes coming?

February 2008
Healthcare Risk Management;Feb2008, Vol. 30 Issue 2, Special section p1
The article discusses the impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy provisions in the U.S. According to an epidemiologist Roberta Ness at the University of Pittsburgh, the vast majority of clinical scientist said the HIPAA has had a negative influence on conducting human subject research. She adds that HIPAA was intended to strike a balance between protecting the privacy of individually identified health information for social goals.


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