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What are the privacy and security risks of electronic v. paper health records?

What are the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules?

What changes in HIPAA compliance requirements were made by the HITECH Act?

How does HIPAA impact state laws on privacy and security of health records?

What is "protected health information" (PHI) and "electronic protected health information" (ePHI) under HIPAA?

What is a "covered entity" under HIPAA?

What is a "business associate" under HIPAA?

What needs to be included in a "business associate" contract?
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