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This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strengthened the privacy and security protections afforded protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The new regulations took effect on March 26, 2013. Startups, medical organizations and Business Associates had until September 23, 2013 to fully comply.
If your company is still trying to figure out compliance, be aware of the following changes to the law that may affect your business.