MedCity News September 3, 2021
Nic Benders

For HIPAA to remain relevant for the next 25 years, policymakers and healthcare providers will need to remain agile and alert; this groundbreaking legislation will only be effective for as long as it keeps pace with the newest technologies and security challenges.

In August 1996, President Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) into law. For many Americans, HIPAA is a blip on the radar — some papers that get signed when they visit a new doctor, or another box to check when working with vendors. In reality, few people know what HIPAA stands for, and even fewer know why it’s important. In the 25 years since HIPAA was enacted, the statue has grown to become one...

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