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New HIPAA Rules Increase IT Responsibility


January 22, 2013 | A new HIPAA update will make IT companies more liable for data breaches. Business associates—which includes  software developers and data backup services—now must meet the privacy and security rules of HIPAA just like doctors, hospitals and health insurance providers, according to the final "omnibus" rule the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Jan. 17. eWeek 

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