Privacy and Security Standards Get A Major Boost

Weinstock, Matthew
August 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2008, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that several health services organizations in the U.S. have endorsed a set of privacy and security protocols aimed at easing consumer concern over the use of personal health records (PHRs). Part of the issue is that PHR vendors like Dossia and Google are not covered by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996. The framework covers such things as authentication practices, audit trails of users' accounts, data portability and notification of security breaches.


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