The effects of HIPAA regulations

What are the effects of HIPAA regulations on program evaluation? How would these influence collecting data at your organization?

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... to security safeguards, as well as other standards in the regulation (Questas Consulting, 2009).

For example, Spicer, et al. (2002) discusses the challenges of collecting and using corporate data in Workplace Program Evaluation after HIPPA. According to these authors, corporate data fall under the general category of administrative data and provide varied information on the worker and workplace, and studies of worker health, including evaluations of workplace programs, are often based on corporate data. With the exception of health care claims data, which are usually administered by a third party, the corporation collects these data and then needs to give permission to use them in data collection. In light of new federal regulations discussed ...