HHS: HIPAA Limitations as Technology Advances

When it comes to electronic medical and personal information, data security continues to be a high priority of all entities within the health care industry. Ensuring that records remain intact and that security breeches are a low risk is the goal of everyone from payers to providers.

First enacted in 1996, HIPAA has provided guidelines on patient privacy and data security. The legislation addresses who must comply with the law, privacy rights and identifies electronic standards for transmitting health data.

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