Privacy & HIPAA


GNYHA maintains an active Privacy & Security Workgroup to support member hospitals as they navigate evolving requirements in this area. GNYHA meetings and materials focus on relevant issues including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), appropriate use of social media, and the impact of electronic health records. GNYHA also holds educational briefings and meetings, provides regulatory analysis and guidance and comments, and facilitates the dissemination of best practices.