It is only fitting that legislation that was created in the mid 1990’s be considered, as most HIPAA experts would agree, outdated. Even with changes brought about by HITECH and the Omnibus Act, the implementation specifications remain relatively unchanged. It is still one-size-fits-all when it comes to meeting the requirements.Sure, you could argue what is reasonable and appropriate for one healthcare provider is not for another. Therefore, it comes down to how each implementation specification
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