Cloud Storage Providers May Be Subject To HIPAA

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT) -- A recently issued government rule may unknowingly create significant liability and legal risk for many technology enterprises. The expanded definition of "business associates" and related interpretations by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggest that many companies should revisit how they provide services and ask whether they are providing their services to health care providers, health plans or health care clearing houses.

The HHS seeks to implement the mandates of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 by modifying...
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