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Sharing of Health Information Progresses, but Privacy Lags

By M.L. Baker  |  Posted 10-31-2006 Print
Standards and regulations on how health information can be shared have improved, but patient information still needs protection.

A year after a federal advisory committee recommended how health information could be shared, the country has moved a long way to harmonizing standards and relaxing regulations that barred hospitals from promoting health IT, but it still needs to implement measures to protect patients' information.

In October 2005, a commission on systemic interoperability laid out a series of recommendations for connecting the fragmented systems that hold Americans' health information.



 

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