HealthIT Answers September 23, 2021
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By Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief, ReHack.com

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a popular topic of conversation today. While these regulations and how they pertain to hospital security practices have always been relevant, they’ve attained unprecedented press recently.

Google searches for HIPAA skyrocketed in March 2020 and again in May 2021. Discussions over HIPAA security practices will likely continue to populate the internet and business meetings throughout the fall, too. Health care professionals, who are already familiar with this area, may wonder why HIPAA has seen such a quick surge in interest.

Here’s a closer look at why HIPAA security practices are a hot topic this fall.

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