Should HIPAA's privacy rule be revised for today's technology? It depends on who you ask

November 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Nov2007 HIPAA Regulatory Alert, Vol. 29, p1
The article questions whether the privacy rule of the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) needs to be revised to meet the needs of the changing health care environment involving health information exchange.


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