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Digital Health Industry Take Note: New HIPAA Comment Opportunity and Guidance Addresses Growing Risk of Cybersecurity Attacks

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Digital Health Industry Take Note: New HIPAA Comment Opportunity and Guidance Addresses Growing Risk of Cybersecurity Attacks

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  • Digital health companies should take note of new data privacy and security developments under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has released a request for information on how covered entities implement recognized security practices.

  • The OCR is seeking public input on two requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH Act), as amended. The RFI supports HHS's overall focus on developing enhanced safeguards of electronic personal health information (ePHI).

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