Wired: Medical Privacy’s Tangled Web

Wired’s Donna Tappellini writes on some of the difficulties of HIPAA: ‘…When Congress mandated the standardization of all electronic health-care documents in
1996, it created the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It also opened
a Pandora’s box teeming with privacy and security issues.

HIPAA gave Congress three years to sort out the complex issues, and when it couldn�t
the mess was tossed into the lap of the Department of Health and Human Services. Last
month, HHS released its final list of standards and regulations on the privacy issues, with
security regulations expected this month…’

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