HIPAA Final Rule and the Effect on Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued the long awaited HIPAA final rule which is entitled: Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules; Final Rule. This…