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AAHC: Privacy rule an obstacle course for biomedical research; HIPAA must be revisited

Briefings on HIPAA, June 1, 2009

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For years, the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) in Washington, DC, believed deficiencies in the HIPAA privacy rule were more known truth than mere conjecture among healthcare leaders.

HHS implemented the HIPAA privacy rule in 2003 to protect patient privacy and prevent inappropriate transmission of PHI. However, in many respects, the rule also blocked appropriate and necessary research practices, according to the AAHC.

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