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HIPAA not keeping pace with digital threats to consumer privacy: Report

Posted On: Apr. 7, 2023 9:52 AM CST

Nearly three decades old, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act appears obsolete and riddled with new technology-induced gaps, Axios reports. With regulators unable and politicians unwilling to address the shortcomings of HIPAA, private companies are offering a fix. The private push comes amid a new investigation into third-party tracking software used by most hospitals by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.