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HIPAA

(Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, administrative and financial data interchange (Title II). The latter also governs the privacy and security of health information records and transactions. HIPAA, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, took effect in 2001 with compliance required in phases up to 2004. For more information, visit www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa. The HIPAA document is www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-104publ191/html/PLAW-104publ191.htm. See privacy, HITECH and healthcare IT.
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on behalf of the Defendants--Appellees was an exception under the HIPPA Privacy Rule.
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These units are also blue-tooth enabled allowing easy sharing of data with family members or care givers in a HIPPA compliant environment.
(2,5) The OCR can resolve HIPPA violations privately and informally, impose fines of up to $50,000 per violation, or it can file criminal charges against violators.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) compliance is a key area of concern for device manufacturers.
The students who participated in the pilot enjoyed working through the scenarios, according to Benz; and because they were virtual simulations, the students were able to make mistakes and learn from them without actually breaking HIPPA laws, breaching patient confidentiality or endangering anybody.
Limited information sharing such as this is contributed to a lack of mutual understanding on how the commander's need-to-know supersedes HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) restrictions.
The technology is HIPPA compliant and 100% secure with its own intellectual property (IP).
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