I was recently interviewed by Ms. Melanie Azam of the Orlando Business Journal for her story about the new HIPAA privacy laws taking effect on February 17, 2010, passed as part of the 2009 stimulus package. She wrote an informative article about the new HIPAA regulations, which will affect companies that service the health care providers.
As discussed in the article, these new regulations will have a major impact on companies that deal with electronic medical health records, as they affect both the storage and safety of health-related records. The newly passed Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act applies to the service providers and accounting, software, and law firms working with medical records and medical providers, leaving many companies scrambling to get on board with the new, more rigorous privacy laws and regulations. Continue reading