laptop_data_breach_iStock_000015066702XSmall_400x300The US Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) released final rules on January 17, 2013 governing the privacy and security of protected health information under HIPAA and the HITECH Act.  The new rules take effect March 26, 2013; compliance is expected by September 23, 2013. This post will focus on the changes to the

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