New Data Breach Rule for Healthcare Companies

Peters, Lavon
December 2009
Windows IT Pro;Dec2009, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p86
The article reports on the Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information, a data security law which went into effect as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. The law is aimed at health organizations covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The law was amended by HHS to note that healthcare companies must publicly disclose data breaches only if the breach threatens significant harm to the affected individuals.


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