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Wireless security entangles HIPAA

Although most health organizations still have another 22 months to comply with new federal security standards, securing wireless networks may pose a problem as they near the deadline. “There are so many security issues around wireless and the [security] rule gives you no substantial guidance on how to secure wireless,” said Marne Gordon, director of regulatory affairs at TruSecure Corp., referring to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 guidelines on security. HIPAA, as it’s known, is a far-reaching federal law that, among other things, is supposed to strengthen privacy procedures involving personal patient health and medical information, simplify administrative codes and standards for electronic data interchange and improve security of networks handling such data. Full Story

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