HIPAA, Ten Years Later. What Do Experts Say?

It’s been ten years since US lawmakers initiated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Experts say it has changed the U.S. healthcare landscape, in some ways for the better and in some ways for the worse.

HIPAA is most often recognized today for its three main provisions — promoting electronic transmission standards for claims data, and regulating both the privacy of electronic medical records and the security of medical data storage and transmission. Doctors and hospital administrators discuss how the law has changed the way the protect private information.