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New privacy rule technically tricky
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare providers with electronic health-record systems will have a new wrinkle to contend with—data segmentation to protect patient privacy—thanks to the newly released omnibus federal privacy and security rule.

HHS‘ rule released last week puts regulatory flesh on the legislative bones of the more stringent privacy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It includes a requirement restoring to patients a limited right of control over the sharing of their healthcare records.