HIPPA Problems with WinXP Celia Gravely 22 Apr 2002 08:47 EST

The IT manager for my department is very concerning with WinXP and the current HIPPA regulations and the planned upgrades to these regulations.

The new license agreement with Microsoft allows them to "sneak in" your machine when you are on the web. This obviously opens all doors for patient confidentiality to be thrown out of the window!! (This are all words from my IT manager.)

Is there anyone out there who has dealt or plans to deal with this problem? Is this a problem? Are we breaking HIPPA rules if we deploy this software? Has anyone from the federal government tried to address this?


Celia U. Gravely
Assistant Director for
 Research and Academic Affairs
University of Florida, Pathology Department
P.O. Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610-0275
352.265.7977 (voice)
352.265.7978 (fax)