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HIPAA Privacy and Security Extensions in the HITECH Act: This Time, We Mean It

Published: 23 December 2011

ID: G00227975

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor , Wes Rishel


On 17 February 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was signed into law as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, extending Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act security and privacy requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Overview
  • Analysis
  • A Summary of the Changes
    • Breach Notification
    • Accounting of, and Limits to, Disclosures
    • Data Loss Prevention and HIPAA
    • Penalties and Enforcement

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