Accrediting agency URAC, Washington, released draft accreditation standards for meeting information security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Public comments are due April 9. Final federal regulations governing security in the transmission, receipt and storage of electronic health information were published Feb. 20. The deadline for compliance is April 21, 2005. URAC said its accreditation program would provide a guide for internal verification of compliance efforts and a way to document due diligence to regulators and business partners. Accreditation will last two years. Read the standards. -- by John Morrissey
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