Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Definition: The 1996 law which sets requirements for electronic health transactions (billing and payment) and establishes the basis for the HIPAA Privacy Rule. HIPAA requirements are set through a suite of regulations, collectively known as HIPAA Administrative Simplification. They include rules on Privacy, Enforcement, Security, and Transactions and Code Sets.

Source: Taken from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

DaSy Framework Component: Data Governance and Management