As HIPAA-covered entities and business associates scramble to revamp compliant HIPAA privacy and security policies and grapple with the new HITECH components of the HIPAA rules, the job may not be over, according to Wiley Rein Partner Kirk J. Nahra, CIPP/US. In this Privacy Perspectives post, Nahra observes “there is a wide range of other privacy and security practices, rules, laws and regulations that must be met—and the laundry list is evolving almost constantly,” adding, “It’s taken so long for the HITECH rules to become final that we’ve seen a whole new set of issues arise across the healthcare industry, resulting in a set of new challenges that must be addressed at the same time—and continuing beyond September’s HIPAA compliance date—for the healthcare industry and their service providers.”
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