The HITECH Act came into being because of the increasing use of technology. The acronym stands for Health Information Technology for Economics and Clinical Health Act – a perfect example where the name of the legislation was obviously devised after the acronym! Notwithstanding that, it is a powerful piece of legislation that increases the power

HIPAA Certification Courses Does not Mean You are Compliant. Being HIPAA certified means that you have successfully undergone a course designed to train and teach you the information you need to enable your business or organization to become HIPAA compliant. It does not mean that you are compliant, but that you have been taught the

HITECH Act applies to businesses keeping personal health data HITECH Act is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, a large part if which extends the reach of HIPAA to what are referred to as ‘Business Associates’ of those health entities to which HIPAA Act applies. What that means to you in

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The Bite of HIPAA Compliance

Wednesday, 04 August 2010 by

Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law, but only in 2010 did that law take effect. HIPAA just grew some teeth.  Well, actually the teeth started to first show in 2009 when the Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law, but

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