Health IT raises new issues for HIPAA compliance

Bridgeford, Lydell C.
February 2008
Employee Benefit News;Feb2008, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p1
The article discusses a variety of compliance issues brought about by the advent of health information technology (IT) in the U.S. The advent of health IT is said to have implications for federal privacy laws. According to William Braithwaite, president of Health Information Policy Consulting, health IT has influenced compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The article also describes the privacy issues associated with health IT.


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