This post was also written by Salvatore G. Rotella, Jr., Elizabeth Doyle O’Brien, Jennifer Pike and Zachary A. Portin.

After much anticipation, the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health and Human services published the HITECH Final Rule on January 25, 2013. The final regulation contains substantive and technical modifications and additions to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules.

For a more detailed analysis, please click here to read the issued Client Alert.