Audio Extra: HIPAA Before and After

AHIMA’s president reflects on the development of HIPAA’s privacy regulations and the possible effects of the HITECH amendments.

The HIPAA privacy rule turns 10-years-old this year. AHIMA President Kathleen A. Frawley, JD, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, was involved in its development, serving on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics’ Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality.
She says the recent HITECH modifications represent an opportunity to review policies and procedures and determine where improvements are needed. Frawley discusses HIPAA’s past and future in this audio clip.


  1. Thanks a lot for this informative audio! It shows one of the critical roles that HIM professionals can play. Thanks again

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  2. Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop about what is happening legislatively. I like being informed about what is really happening from someone who is part if the decision making wheel. Things are moving and changing so quickly with HIM that I find myself often explaining to co-workers what the real direction is. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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  3. Thank you for posting this audio file! It is an exciting time to be involved in the Health Information Management field, and AHIMA has been an invaluable resource in light of upcoming changes and regulations.

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  4. This brief recording places the listener right in the midst of that historical seachange in protecting healthcare information. Ms. Frawley links the intent of the HIPAA privacy rule with current practices and wisely advises a closer look for strategic direction. Thanks for sharing!

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