Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in the US in 1996 to protect individuals' health information. This video explains the history of the bill. What kinds of information is protected under the act? What is PHI and HITECH, and how is HITECH related to HIPAA? What is the role of information technology (IT) in protecting health information?