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