Five Things You Need to Know About the HITECH Act - Slide 5

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Are health care business associates affected by HITECH?

Companies that do business with health care facilities or other entities subject to HIPAA are also now subject to the HIPAA privacy and security requirements. Moreover, according to Goodwin Procter's Jacqueline Klosek, data breaches occurring after Feb. 22, 2010, at health care facilities or at business associates must be reported under the HITECH Act's data breach notification requirement.

BentleyThe HITECH Act became law a little over a year ago, as part of the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. We know that it set aside stimulus money for hospitals and medical practices to implement electronic medical records systems, and we know that it extends the reach of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance requirements to business associates of organizations that are directly subject to HIPAA.

Going through a year's worth of blog posts and interviews on the subject, Lora Bentley unearthed answers to five common questions regarding the legislation and the issues it raises from such experts as Patient Privacy Rights executive director Ashley Katz and Goodwin Procter senior counsel Jacqueline Klosek, among others.

 

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