HIPAA Security Rule Finalized: What Now?

June 26, 2003
Reprinted with permission from For The Record, June 16, 2003
After years of delay, a final rule designed to ensure the security of  electronic protected health information (PHI) was published in the Federal Register on February 20.  A set of security standards for computerized PHI was first called for in 1996, when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed.