Software vendors attempting to tap into the nascent clinical sequencing market are taking steps to ensure that their offerings toe the lines set by federal agencies to ensure the privacy and security of patient information.

One of those requirements is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was put in place in 1996 by the Clinton administration and includes a list of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that govern access to and the use of protected health information.

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