Not A Lot of Teeth in HIPAA Enforcement, Research Shows

Citing lack of accountability and a reactive methodology for reporting issues, Byte And Switch reports that there’s only been a single conviction since the laws went into effect in 1996. Their article.

Further, scientists are grumbling that all HIPAA does for them is overburden them with needless document wrangling and hoop-jumping, slowing down, and often stopping their progress. The UK online journal, Scientist, reports that the HIPAA regulations are having a direct and immediate negative impact on work in Parkinson’s research, to name just one area.

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