• HITECH Act Compliance: Is Your Organization Ready?
  • February 23, 2010
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office
  • The compliance deadline for many provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH Act") is rapidly approaching. Among other things, the HITECH Act imposes new notification requirements for breaches involving unsecured protected health information ("PHI") and significantly expands the scope and reach of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules ("HIPAA"). Many provisions of the HITECH Act take effect on February 17, 2010. As this deadline approaches, all HIPAA covered entities and business associates should take note of their new legal obligations imposed by the HITECH Act and review their compliance status.