Access anxiety: HIPAA and historical research.

  title={Access anxiety: HIPAA and historical research.},
  author={Susan C. Lawrence},
  journal={Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences},
  volume={62 4},
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) establishes new standards for the protection of private health information in the United States. The Privacy Rule, one of the specific regulatory provisions of the act, went into effect 14 April 2003 for covered health care providers, institutions, and businesses. The Privacy Rule directly affected medical archivists and their collections. It has significant implications for historians of health care, as well. The Privacy… CONTINUE READING
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