Businesses concerned that they may not be in compliance with new HIPAA rules can check their status with a new tool from NCHICA.

The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance recently released version 2.0 of its EarlyViewT Security software. It is designed to offer providers of healthcare, plans and clearinghouses a means of checking on Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules and compliance.

Deadline for full HIPAA compliance is April 20, 2005.