March 01, 2015

Storing and Protecting Electronic Medical Records in the Age of HIPAA and HITECH

Aaron W. Brooks

The term HIPAA can refer to a great many legal concepts, given that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covers a broad range of issues. For the purposes of this article, however, the term refers to the federal laws and regulations governing the use and disclosure of medical records. These laws and regulations are often referred to as the “Administrative Simplification” statute and rules.

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