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HITECH Deadline Passed, Many Non-Compliant

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 2, 2010

Many covered entities missed a February 17 deadline to update their business associate contracts to comply with new privacy and security provisions in the HITECH Act. That's according to Mary Rita Hyland, vice president of government relations at the SSI Group Inc. Speaking at the HIMSS conference in Atlanta, Hyland said that with the government providing increasing resources for privacy and security enforcement, organizations should conduct HITECH-mandated audits and analyses before someone else audits for them, Health Data Management reports.
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