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HIPAA: Acronym that stands for theHealth Insurance Portability and AccountabilityAct, a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients' medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.

HITECH: The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009, to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.� Subtitle D of the HITECH Act addresses the privacy and security concerns associated with the electronic transmission of health information, in part, through several provisions that strengthen the civil and criminal enforcement of the HIPAA rules.��

Please use the following links to access the Department of Health and Human Services Website on these issues.

Health and Humans Services (HIPAA)

Health and Human Services (HITECH)