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HiTech Act

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information.

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HIPAA

The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information. The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and limits the conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also gives patients rights…

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