Preparing for Tougher Privacy Rules

September 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;Sep2013, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p48
The article discusses the challenges of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for healthcare providers in the U. S. as of September 26, 2013. Healthcare providers are obliged to abide to breach notification, privacy, and security rules of HIPAA in providing medical records of patients. Office of Inspector General of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) advised hospitals and health system to perform due diligence to protect patient privacy and security.


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