Here is a controversial article written recently by Kevin McDonald for TechTarget.


Under federal law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule extends to a class of business entities (i.e., health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers) that are carrying out covered transactions. These business entities are otherwise known as “covered entities.”

The majority of HIPAA-covered entities rely on contractors known as….

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