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    Is having XP installed a violation of HIPAA?

    If you are in the health industry, will having XP installed anywhere on your network be a violation of the HIPAA/HITECH act?

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    Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    What do they have to do with Microsoft Operating Systems? The only thing that has changed about windows Xp is you can no longer get updates. If it came with your computer you already bought the system.
    Terry
    Last edited by Tech_Mate; 04-28-2014 at 02:21 PM. Reason: wrong word

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech_Mate View Post
    What do they have to do with Microsoft Operating Systems? The only thing that has changed about windows Xp is you can no longer get updates. If it came with your computer you already bought the system.
    Terry
    The lack of updates (and the resulting lack of security) is the main issue at hand. There are varying opinions on this, but here are a couple articles with slightly different stances that talk about it; one from TechRepublic and one from a state dental association.

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/running-windows-xp-means-you-are-non-compliant-and-open-to-liability/#.

    http://www.cda.org/NewsEvents/Details/tabid/*46/ArticleID/2004/Clarifying-HIPAA%E2%80%**s-impact-on-using-Windows-XP-in-the-dental-office.aspx

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    Up to the ********s

    Quote Originally Posted by allnettools View Post
    If you are in the health industry, will having XP installed anywhere on your network be a violation of the HIPAA/HITECH act?
    The more ********s are concerned the more places will have to consider upgrading. I understand it's a pretty friendly platform but with the type information we're being forced to give providers as well as the sensitivity of medical conversations, it would be best if people could just say I'll not do business here.

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    Unhappy windows xp issue

    WNo, there isn't any legal problem.

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