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After long anticipation, on January 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published final regulations in the Federal Register (Vol. 78, No. 17) modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification rules pursuant to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and HHS’s general rulemaking authority.