Instant messaging and HIPAA

Instant Messaging – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which begins to take effect in April 2003, establishes stringent new rules on what communication by health care pros gets captured and stored. But since the law was passed in 1996, instant messaging (IM) has come into its own as a popular means of intra-organization discussion. Find out what your responsibilities are if your users chat via IM.

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