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HIPAA Survival Guide

The HITECH Act is transformational legislation that anticipates a massive expansion in the exchange of electronic protected health information (ePHI). The HITECH Act widens the scope of privacy and security protections available under HIPAA; increases potential legal liability for non-compliance; and provides more enforcement of HIPAA rules.

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The HITECH Act was signed into law on February 17, 2009 as part of ARRA ("stimulus package".) We have both the full text of and commentary on the HITECH Act.

HITECH Act Regulations

HITECH has produced a veritable flood of regulatory activity by the HHS including: Breach Notification, Meaningful Use Final Rule, and HIT Standards (List of HITECH Regulations).

Additional HITECH Act and HIPAA Resources

HSG Store

HIPAA Survival Guide offers a Security Breach Framework, a Business Associate Agreement Template, a Guide for Business Associates and the Fourth Edition of the HSG.

HITECH Newsletter

Sign up to receive the free monthly HITECH Compliance Newsletter. Archived articles are available too.

HITECH Act Effective Dates

Chronological list of the pertinent dates in the HITECH Act Subtitle D with commentary.

HITECH Resource Directory

These resources represent the best of the HITECH web. Only established, high quality sites are included in the directory. These are tools we use often. (Resources)

HIPAA Training Materials

HIPAA Breach Notification Training, HIPAA Privacy Rule Training, HIPAA Security Rule Training and HITECH Training. Click here to learn more: HIPAA Training.

HIPAA Survival Guide

The HIPAA Survival Guide provides a "forest from the trees" overview of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule and a general overview of the HITECH Act as it pertains to these Rules. (Versions: Online and PDF)

HIPAA Regulations

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1996. Under HITECH the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule are now critically important (Full HIPAA Reg Text).

HIPAA Compliance Plan

Get all of HSG's Checklists, Policies, Frameworks, Templates, Training Modules and more with our annual HIPAA Compliance Plan.

HSG's Authors

Carlos Leyva: Internet Lawyer. Attorney with broad experience at the intersection of technology and regulatory compliance.

Deborah Leyva is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in healthcare, technology and law/policy.

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