In a paper, 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:
1) Clearly define impact of HIPAA and HITECH regulations on health care systems for the future with mention to state and federal differences.
2) Define how the regulations will modify the implementation and ongoing use of software systems that maintain patient data.
3) Discuss the changes and impacts to software and hardware vendors.
4) Clarify the changes and impacts to infrastructure and organizational standards.