The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) signed into law in 2009, but was not fully incorporated into practice until 2014. This act strengthens and engulfs more HIPAA regulation. It states that companies/businesses that comply with the HIPPA covered entities must provide notification in the case of
breaches of "unsecured Protected Health Information" (PHI). This regulations also require covered entities to insure that their business associates (including shredding services) fully comply with HIPAA provisions.
SafeGuard complies with HITECH and HIPPA to ensure the safety of patients and consumer's personal information. Help us HELP you to protect your clients and consumers.