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HIPAA isn't just for healthcare IT pros

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How has HIPAA affected your organization? What changes have you made to your systems to become HIPAA-compliant? Share your experiences with HIPAA compliance, as featured in the May 6 Government IT e-newsletter.

For more information about HIPAA, check out these resources:

Privacy portion of HIPAA:
http://cms.hhs.gov/hipaa/hipaa2/regulations/privacy/default.asp

Security portion of HIPAA:
http://cms.hhs.gov/hipaa/hipaa2/regulations/security/default.asp

More HIPAA information:
http://www.hipaacomply.com/index.htm

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by tdesartor In reply to HIPAA isn't just for heal ...

I work in an educational institution and we have been sending warnings to all subscribers reminding them that releasing medical information ("We wish Jane Doe a speedy recovery from her foot surgery") is not allowed under these regulations. It is difficult to have our small family atmosphere and at the same time protect privacy. It is hard to figure out language to use that would block this type of post on our school's outlook, so far we are just monitoring and sending personal warnings to anyone posting this type of message.

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