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HIPAA explained: definition, compliance, and violations

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This landmark law imposes stringent privacy and security mandates on health care providers—and most of their IT vendors.

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HIPAA explained: definition, compliance, and violations

HIPAA explained: definition, compliance, and violations

This landmark law imposes stringent privacy and security mandates on health care providers—and most of their IT vendors.

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