What changes in HIPAA compliance requirements were made by the HITECH Act?
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH Act) of 2009 expanded the scope of the privacy and security provisions of the HIPAA and its enabling regulations. Some of the significant changes for health care providers include:
The HITECH Act also expands notification requirements to the vendors of personal health records (PHRs) and other non-HIPAA covered entities for the breach of identifiable information in personal health records.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Provisions of the HITECH Act of 2009 are included.
2009 HIMSS Analytics Report: Evaluating HITECH's Impact on Healthcare Privacy and Security - This report summarizes findings from a survey conducted by HIMSS of senior executives from healthcare organizations and individuals working for business associates on their understanding of the HITECH privacy and security provisions.
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