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How HIPPA Has Spurred the Evolution of Health Informatics

In 1996, just as the digital revolution was getting underway, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed into law. At the time, Congress recognized that advances in communications technologies would be transforming the healthcare industry. Since then, some advances have been made—but on the whole, progress has been uneven.

The question today remains fundamentally the same as it was then: What does HIPAA mean for the expanding field of health informatics (HI)? How do companies develop healthcare technologies that are HIPAA-compliant and that help healthcare providers, clearinghouses and other entities provide streamlined care? Read our blog below to learn more.

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January 03, 2022
In recent years, medical and technological advancements and the digitization of health data have transformed healthcare. Until now, however, medical professionals around the world relied on an outdated and “siloed” method to track diseases.
December 13, 2021
Kent State’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics program is a candidate for CAHIIM accreditation. Learn more about CAHIIM and what this accreditation candidacy status means for our program and for you and your career development.
Important Dates
Priority Application Deadline
Summer 2022 Semester
Final Application Deadline
Summer 2022 Semester
First Day of Class
Summer 2022 Semester