Privacy And Security

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Does HIPAA apply to health insurance exchanges?

Adding to the list of uncertainty surrounding health insurance exchanges is how they intersect with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security laws.

CCHIT: NwHIN governance should include multi-stakeholder representation

In responding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's request for information for governance on the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) said this week that a public-private partnership would be a more effective approach to establishing trust, gaining wide adoption, and allowing for multi-stakeholder representation.

Blue Cross spends $18.5M on HIPAA violation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee has the dubious distinction of becoming the first health insurer to receive a fine--a hefty $1.5 million--for violating the Health Insurance Privacy and