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HIPAA and HITECH: Medical / Health Record Privacy Laws


If you follow HIPAA laws, or if you just now want to, don’t forget the February 2009 amendments, known as HITECH, which stands for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

You can find more information at the following places (among others):

1) U.S. HHS Health Information Privacy website

2) Oregon Health Information and Privacy website

3) HITECH Survival Guide

4) You might also want to look at this May 3, 2010, post over at the LibraryLaw Blog:

Speaking of privacy – do you know where your medical records are?

Excerpt: “What’s the most sensitive privacy issue for you? Do you know who’s looking at your medical records? It is shocking. If you think HIPAA protects you, think again….” (Link to full post.)

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