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Who Enforces HIPAA?

The Specter of HIPAA Enforcement

HIPAA, which stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Phew, now that we’ve gotten the acronyms out of the way…

Prior to 2003, the HIPAA laws had no enforcement provisions, meaning that while the HHS had issued Privacy and Security rules, they were really just asking nicely for providers to comply.

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Give your Healthcare Site a Checkup: Find the Perfect HIPAA Dev Team

As the healthcare industry in the United States keeps pace with our unfolding technological future, many forward-thinking organizations are embarking down the path of building web based products for healthcare providers. However, as many tech companies come to realize, when you dip a toe into murky waters of the healthcare industry, you pull your foot out covered in messy compliance regulations.

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