HITECH Act Report to Congress

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“the Secretary”) to prepare and submit annual reports on breach notifications and compliance with the Privacy and Security Rules promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The HITECH Act also requires that each report be made available to the public on the web site of the Department.¬† ¬†More information at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hitechrepts.html