TITLE

Touchy issues

AUTHOR(S)
Conn, Joseph
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;11/14/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 46, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19078775

 

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