Web-based Orange book, HIPAA @ 20
WHAT: Web-based version of the Orange Book, which identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the FDA, first appeared as a published list in October 1980.
WHY: Updated design with new, user-friendly search options that help users customize their research experience.
HOW : Redesigned web page conveniently collects search and browse options onto the home page to improve access of these commonly used features.
WHEN: August 21, 1996, a bipartisan legislation called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA
WHAT: More than medical privacy and security law. Allows transfer and continue health insurance after change or job loss – under Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Further developed to Affordable Care Act (ACA) amendment and expansion of original HIPAA consumer protections.