[ Tuesday, April 20, 2004 ]
HIPAA compliance costs for non-covered entities:
Here's an article
(free registration required) on the impact of HIPAA on medical device and technology companies that aren't exactly in the "covered entity" category but are required to protect PHI due to their relationships with covered entities. I don't think these costs to the industry were accounted for by HHS when they determined what HIPAA compliance would cost. Not that I necessarily blame them, but I think there are many collateral costs and impacts of HIPAA that weren't acknowledged or considered by HHS when these regulations were drafted.
Jeff [9:45 AM]
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