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Need Help With HIPAA? We've Got Your Covered

The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act - oft known as HIPAA - was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. The law was designed with two purposes: to ensure that employees could move between jobs without losing their health insurance, as well as to protect the security and privacy of patient health information and standardize regulation of electronic data transmission.

As more and more clubs are beginning to collaborate with the medical community, clubs wonder whether or not HIPAA applies to them, or whether it could apply in the future.

IHRSA collaborated with three industry experts on two resources to help IHRSA clubs understand HIPAA and how it applies to their clubs.

1. Demystifying HIPAA: Understanding How HIPAA Relates To Your Club: an e-book to help demystify HIPAA regulations for health club professionals. The e-book is now available for download (member login required) and on site at IHRSA 2015.

2. IHRSA Round Table: Three industry experts - Molly Kemmer, Linda Howard, and Garrett Felix, will be available to share their experience with HIPAA and answer questions at the Demystifying HIPAA: Understanding How HIPAA Relates To Your Club Round Table at IHRSA 2015. The round table will be held in the Industry Leader's Club (Room 304-B) on Thursday, March 12th from 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm


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