BC Advantage - 2006 Issue 1

Healthcare users struggle with HIPAA

Increased regulation, according to healthcare users, has hit their industry hard. Harder, most estimate, than regulations in other industries where businesses are more used to staying on top of trends in IT. In fact, most of the healthcare users SearchStorage.com spoke with had only made the move from DAS systems last year, and then only grudgingly in response to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).Though HIPAA was originally passed back in 1996, the section that has had the most impact on the healthcare industry, Title II, didn't actually come into effect until April 2005. And...

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