The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, combined with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009, implements struct provisions to safeguard electronic protected health information (ePHI).

As more and more patient information is stored electronically, the opportunities for HIPAA violations and ePHI breaches skyrocket.

Healthcare IT: HIPAA, Hitech And Cloud Security

Source: Green House Data