Group polishes guidelines on HIPAA security rules

Tuesday, 14 December 2004, 5:56 AM EST

A working group made up of members from three organizations plans this month to release guidelines for complying with the data security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The clock is ticking for health care companies to comply with HIPAA's security provisions, which will take effect in April. The Healthcare Security Workgroup began developing the compliance guidelines in November 2003 and was originally supposed to release them around the middle of this year.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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