The year ahead will be marked by a changing tide of cyber standards—social, legal, and policy—that are raising the bar for provider organizations to protect the integrity of their data.

The year ahead will be marked by a changing tide of cyber standards—social, legal, and policy—that are raising the bar for provider organizations to protect the integrity of their data. On the policy front, of course, the updated version of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which went into effect in September, has raised the bar on compliance activities, breach notification rules and patients’ rights, and requirements on business associates.

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