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OmniPass and HIPAA Compliance

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Executive Summary

The passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996 gave the federal government the ability to mandate the ways in which health care organizations store and transmit individuals' personal health information. Until HIPAA's passage, no national or industry standards governed the privacy and security of an individual's health information. The HIPAA regulation has two parts that directly affect the information technology (IT) systems and software implemented by a healthcare organization.

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