With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy standards now in place, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) expresses its support for these new federal regulations that protect the personal health information of every American.

HIMSS, with its long history of leadership in the healthcare information technology (IT) industry, also believes that a proactive stance in the formation of public policy activities can result in improvements in how information technology supports the delivery of healthcare in the United States. As a result, HIMSS has formed a Privacy and Security Task Force to help its members and the industry more effectively manage privacy and security issues and thus, deliver quality patient care.

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