In a paper (750-1,000 words), explain how the impact of HIPPA and HITECH regulations will impact the implementation of various systems moving forward. Consider impacts to and from federal, local, software vendors/users, hardware vendors/users, infrastructure, and organizational standards. Papers must address the following:
- Clearly define impact of HIPAA and HITECH regulations on health care systems for the future with mention to state and federal differences.
- Define how the regulations will modify the implementation and ongoing use of software systems that maintain patient data.
- Discuss the changes and impacts to software and hardware vendors.
- Clarify the changes and impacts to infrastructure and organizational standards.