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Friday, January 14, 2005

UPenn and HIPAA Security

The University of Pennsylvania recently announced that it's undertaking "an initiative to ensure that all Schools and Centers that handle health information will be in compliance with the Security Rule of the United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) by April 21, 2005. Closely related to the HIPAA Privacy Rule (2003) governing the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information, the Security Rule is largely, but not exclusively, a technology-oriented rule, intended to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI)."

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