HIPAA / HITECH

CyberAPP - HIPAAHIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act or “The Act”) is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ARRA contains incentives related to health care information technology in general and contains specific incentives designed to accelerate the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems among providers.

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