Date Added: Nov 2010
With the enactment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 by the U.S. Congress, information security became a top priority for every IT organization and business involved with health care. No company can afford to have its critical systems disrupted for any length of time. No company can afford to have its key medical data or valuable customer information fall into the wrong hands. And no company can afford to ignore the mandate for accurate, reliable and verifiable health care reports. HIPAA was established to protect patient privacy and allow patients greater access to their medical records.