A look at HIPAA and security standards

Friday, 31 May 2002, 10:20 AM EST

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, means a lot of different things to different people. From an information technology perspective, HIPAA will change nearly every business process within organizations that process information that can be traced back to an individually identifiable patient. This article will describe the measures outlined by HIPAA and discuss their ramifications for IT and security administrators within healthcare organizations.

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