The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US law which affects most organizations receiving federal funding or storing medical records. In 2003, stricter patient privacy rules went into effect, with stiff penalties for any breach of confidentiality. As the penalties for even a single breach of confidentiality can be extremely damaging, strict security policies are needed by organizations subject to HIPAA. It should be noted that there are no "magic bullet" solutions to HIPAA compliance - any organization subject to HIPAA rules is well advised to become familiar with the actual regulations and review their operations regularly to insure compliance.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Responsible for implementing various unrelated provisions of HIPAA. Includes a directory of CMS's business activities with regard to HIPAA.
Department of Health & Human Services - HIPAA
The official central governmental hub for all HIPAA issues including rules, standards and implementation guides.
HIPAA Administrative Simplification Requirements
The official source for information about the Administrative Simplification portions of HIPAA. [PDF]
HIPAA Full Text
The complete reference text of HIPAA in direct browsable format.
HIPAA Survival Guide
Provides complete cross-linked HITECH Act and HIPAA regulation text with summaries and commentary on pertinent topics.
HIPAA compliant software solutions such as secure email, secure gateway, and HIPAA compliance information.
Offers a series of HIPAA related products and services.
Last update:March 5, 2016 at 6:24:03 UTC