HIT panel OKs team's proposals to strengthen HIE privacy

07/23/2010 | Government Health IT magazine

A set of recommendations devised by Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's "tiger team" to boost privacy protection will let patients opt in or opt out of data exchanges when factors trigger the need for their consent. "Ultimately, with health information exchange of electronic health records, we need to earn the trust of consumers and physicians that it is occurring correctly," the tiger team's co-chairman said.

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