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In today's healthcare world, SharePoint adoption is on the rise. Info-Tech's latest study on SharePoint usage reveals that nearly 40% of healthcare industry respondents are considering either Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). Organizations must ensure they are still compliant with HIPAA regulations after deploying SharePoint.
How HIPAA Affects SharePoint
HIPAA was enacted to protect the personal and medical information of all patients. According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, all “individually identifiable health information” is considered protected health information (PHI) and can only be used or disclosed in the manner and circumstances specified by the rule.