Touchy issues

Conn, Joseph
November 2005
Modern Healthcare;11/14/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 46, p7
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The article reports on privacy issues that were tackled by the Commission on Systemic Interoperability in the U.S. Congress that focused on a national health information technology system. According to Scott Wallace, chairman of the commission, they decided on a standard for the confidentiality of medical records. The commission also demanded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish a procedure on patient identity (ID). The adoption of a national patient ID was recommended and agreed by a majority of the commission members.


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