Watch This Space: Long-Awaited HITECH Final Regs Are On the Way!

A government representative has announced that final regulations governing healthcare information privacy, security and enforcement can be expected by the end of the year, if not sooner. Susan McAndrew, the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights, reportedly told an audience at a Washington DC conference last week that final rules would be issued in an “omnibus” package “within months, if not weeks.”

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