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Health-sector sources: HIPAA updates needed to protect patient data, as highlighted by congressional inquiries

November 25, 2019 |
Chelsea Cirruzzo

Health industry representatives say recent congressional inquires on an upcoming Department of Health and Human Services rule on data interoperability highlight the need to update the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which governs the handling of patient data, even while those inquiries are unlikely to significantly affect the imminent new requirements.

Health IT groups say the tension lies in concerns about the current framework of HIPAA, which they say must be modernized to manage patient expectations and advances in...

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