Understanding the HITECH Act

The 2009 Legislation Expands Protections to Promote the Secure Sharing of Electronic Healthcare Information

Overview

Every organization and individual in the healthcare industry — from caretakers to physicians working to save lives needs to understand the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. It promotes the secure exchange of healthcare data among providers, government agencies, education institutions, insurance companies, and business associates — as well as the creation of a national electronic infrastructure for sending and receiving healthcare data.

Download this guide for an overview of the HITECH Act and learn how it impacts HIPAA compliance — as well as how you can become compliant with both mandates.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How HIPAA and the HITECH Act reinforce each other
  • What HITECH’s “Meaningful Use” rule means for the healthcare industry
  • How Virtru makes compliance easy with PHI protection and secure sharing capabilities

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