Twenty-five years after President Bill Clinton signed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) into law on August 21, 1996, the Act continues hold an essential place in the country’s healthcare information regulatory scheme. Nonetheless, scholars from across disciplines have commented extensively over the years on the regulation’s strengths, shortcomings, evolutions, and applications.
In commemoration of HIPAA’s 25-year milestone, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s The Regulatory Review has compiled a series of essays that delve into the nuances of the law and identify ways in which future policymakers might engage in crucial health care reform. “Reflecting on 25 Years of HIPAA” includes six essays that will be published daily through the week of August 16-21:
- HIPAA at 25 Remains a Work in Progress” by Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Anita L. Allen, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School “
- “The Limited Reach of the HIPAA Security Rule” by Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- “The HIPAA Right of Access and Data Sharing” by Mary Anderlik Majumder, Baylor College of Medicine
- “Location Data are Revealing Health Information” by Anya E.R. Prince, University of Iowa College of Law
- “HIPAA’s Strengths and Limitations” by Stacey A. Tovino, University of Oklahoma College of Law
- “Chasing Technology for 25 Years” by Nicolas Terry, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
The Regulatory Review is a widely recognized regulatory publication affiliated with the Penn Program on Regulation and staffed by Penn Law students. The Review regularly publishes innovative scholarship written by leading experts in disciplines that inexhaustively include business, education, environmental studies, law, medicine, political science, and technology.
The Regulatory Review is published under the guidance of Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Penn Program on Regulation Cary Coglianese.