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    Anyone here know about HIPAA regulations?

    Privacy and security laws regarding medical records handling etc. My wife runs a medical practice and needs to conform to HIPAA by April 2003. I did considerable research - see http://haknwak.shacknet.nu:911/hipaa_research - looking for a nice, simple but concise, guide to achieving conformance.

    Any help or experience would be greatly appreciated.
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    Implementation Guides Adopted for use under HIPAA

    http://hipaa.wpc-edi.com/HIPAA_40.asp
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    HIPAA Info

    Try http://www.ready4hipaa.com

    They have some good information from an IT perspective. It basically comes down to information and how you choose to diseminate it. Any information that might identify a patient is protected, including account numbers, SSN, etc. There are even some very vague references to information like "Geographic regions smaller than a state" that are protected. The honest truth about this is that it affects all corporations, not just companies and individuals in the medical profession. If your company has employees and/or an HR department, then it could be spreading sensitive and protected information. She should consider protecting via encryption or prevention, any information about patients that leaves her office. I hope some of this helps.

    Cheers,
    m!thr!l

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    Most Appreciated - that'll give her a little more to chew on.
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    If I were going to learn about the HIPPA regs, I might start here:

    HIPPA link

    Plus the Q&A section, there is a portion devoted to the text of the bill.

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    Here is another very good HIPAA related link

    http://www.hipaadvisory.com/
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