Physician Practice

What the new HIPAA security rules mean to you

Physician Practice Perspective, May 28, 2003

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Experts say security training won't be as arduous over the next two years as it has been for physician practices complying with the privacy regulations. The reason? The new security section of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) focuses solely on electronic protected health information (PHI)-an area that's touched on in the HIPAA privacy section.

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