Health Information Management

HITECH Act: Guidance, deadlines on the horizon

Briefings on HIPAA, May 1, 2009

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With the new Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act little more than three months old, the healthcare industry is abuzz about the new changes in store for covered entities. John C. Parmigiani, HIPAA security and privacy consultant and president of John C. Parmigiani & Associates, LLC, in Ellicott City, MD, recently attended a national conference where HITECH and its effect were topics of discussion.

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