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Quick Bytes: Healthcare Rules

The security rules from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) go into effect in April 2005 for most organizations (a year later for healthcare organizations and other covered entities that do below a certain threshold level of business), giving institutions less than a year to get ready. An Introductory Resource Guide for Implementing the HIPAA Security Rule, a new draft paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), can help those responsible for implementing the security rule to understand the rule's concepts while pointing them to standards and other references and explaining key terms and acronyms. @ Link to the NIST paper by visiting SM Online.

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