Healthcare IT News December 5, 2018
The 22-year-old privacy law should be updated for a mobile tech-centric and data-driven world, the information management and medical informatics groups said.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known (if not always spelled correctly) as HIPAA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in August 1996.
A lot has changed in the two decades since – in the ways consumers interact with health systems and the ways technology is transforming care delivery and the patient experience. So maybe it’s time to give the privacy law a refresh, said the American Medical Informatics Association and the American Health Information Management Association.
WHY IT MATTERS
As access to personal health information is easier than ever, with smartphones now ubiquitous and apps and...