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Hospital Network to Explain Proposed New Federal Privacy Rule

The American Hospital Association will host two teleconference calls to explain the proposed changes to federal rules regarding their obligation to protect the patient medical records privacy. Among the proposed changes are new rules third parties who may gain access to or collect patient information must protect patient privacy. Many non-health care providing entities that collect medical information claim to be "HIPAA compliant," which means they elect to adopt policy that reflect federal regulations that HIPAA covered entities must follow.

AHA to Explain Proposed Privacy Rule