HIPAA at 25 - A Work in Progress
Anita L. Allen, “HIPAA at 25—A Work in Progress,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2021; 384:2169-217. Reprinted, The Regulatory Review, August 16, 2021.https://www.theregreview.org/2021/08/16/allen-hipaa-at-25-remains-a-work-in-progress/
Posted: 24 Mar 2022
Date Written: August 16, 2021
HIPAA is best viewed as a framework of evolving regulation that has been revised periodically by Congress and DHHS rulemakers in response to demands of biomedical innovation and public health in the digital age. That capacity for adaptive modification is among the greatest strengths of HIPAA and its rules. While HIPAA is not a perfect law and continues to have critics, it represents an advance in data protection for American health care consumers, who will need additional protections moving forward.
Keywords: HIPAA, health privacy, medical privacy, health law, patient rights
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