• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act -- Expanded Privacy and Security Enforcement Authority, Increased Potential for Significant Financial Penalties
  • March 9, 2011 | Authors: Tricia A. Asaro; Eleanor (Miki) A. Kolton
  • Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Albany Office ; Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Washington Office
  • The 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) significantly expanded the privacy and security obligations associated with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The HIPAA privacy regulations (collectively, HIPAA Privacy Rule) restrict the use, access and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) and other individually identifiable health care information.