The security of protected health information (PHI) has been regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) since 1996, but HIPAA provisions were extended and strengthened in 2009 under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
The burden of compliance with the requirements and standards falls to IT. Under HTECH, the penalties for non-compliance, even if unintended, have sharply increased. This tech brief will outline key sections of HIPAA and the Quest solutions IT managers should consider to make sure their departments are in compliance with HIPAA.
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