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HHS flips switch on mandatory fines; NAID announces webinar

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Sept. 25, 2013

It has been more than four years since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law as part of the American Revitalization and Recovery Act (ARRA) on Feb. 17, 2009. Monday, Sept. 23, marked the effective date of the last remaining — and most significant — piece of the amendment’s data protection improvements: mandatory enforcement. Other HITECH provisions, such as health data breach notification, have been in place for several years now. Mandatory enforcement will add a striking new dimension to the already enacted provisions.

Even though NAID has already conducted a number of webinars (and conference sessions) over the last four years to introduce new tools to help members navigate the HITECH provisions, the enforcement deadline makes understanding these issues that much more acute. To address this need, NAID will hold a number of free webinars in the coming weeks to reintroduce these tools and concepts. The webinars will be recorded for future listening for those individuals unable to attend. Space for each webinar is limited to 250 people. Complete information on the upcoming NAID HITECH webinar can be found of the Upcoming Events page of the NAID website.