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If we look back over the last decade, digital healthcare platforms have made significant strides, particularly healthcare apps and HIPAA-compliant websites. The explosion of these platforms have been propelled by consumer demand for innovative technologies that empower users to have a larger role in managing their health, and by healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience and entice engagement. As consumers increasingly use a variety of digital self-service tools for managing their health, this demand...


The Privacy Rule from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provides rights related to personal healthcare protection, applies to covered entities – healthcare plans, providers, and data clearinghouses – according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Covered entities will typically contract with outside organizations such as law firms, and it is permissible under HIPAA for covered entities to share protected health information (PHI) with those third...


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a US federal law that was enacted in 1996. It was legislated to ensure that people can carry their health insurance from one company to another as they made progress in their careers or moved to other parts of the country. It was also meant to make the transfer of medical records from one health institution to the next easier. Lastly, HIPAA underscores the right of...

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