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by Paul Kerstein

Progress Is Slow on HIPAA Security Rules

Sep 12, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Some health companies are still not compliant five months after thedeadline for data security rules mandated by the Health InsurancePortability and Accountability Act. Computerworldreports that technology, process and budgetary issues continue to delaycompliance efforts, along with what is seen as a weak enforcementcomponent that has many health care organizations feeling that they cantake a wait-and-see attitude toward the rules. Tim Harrison,information security officer at Cincinnati-based Catholic HealthcarePartners, said the $3.2 billion not-for-profit company doesn’t expectto be fully compliant with the security mandates for another two years.Read more.