HHS HIT Policy Committee discusses privacy & security standards for “meaningful use” of Electronic Health Records

On Friday, September 18, 2009, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, the HHS HIT Policy Committee discussed the standards under development for the 2013 and 2015 “meaningful use” criteria related to privacy and security. The Committee’s webpage gave the following overview of the purpose of the meeting: 

Protecting health data through comprehensive privacy policies and security functions are foundational requirements for appropriate management and exchange of individuals’ health data. It constitutes one of the five categories of criteria in the meaningful use criteria matrix. The HIT Policy Committee is holding an initial informational public hearing on September 18, 2009, as input to further deliberations regarding recommendations for 2013 and 2015 meaningful use criteria. Initially, the Committee is seeking testimony in four broad categories: 1) individual choice/control, data segmentation; 2) use, disclosure, secondary use, data stewardship; 3) aggregate data use, de-identification/re-identification, models for data storage; and 4) transparency, accountability, audit.

The Agenda and other materials supplied for this meeting are available on the HIT Policy Committee webpage (scroll down to Meetings and September 18, 2009).  For information on how to access future meetings, go here.  For more information about the HIT Policy Committee, a list of its members, and to access previous meeting transcripts and documents, visit the HIT Policy Committee webpage.

Leave a reply. Please note that although this blog may be helpful in informing clients and others who have an interest in information privacy and security, it is not intended to be legal advice. The information on this blog also should not be relied upon to form an attorney-client relationship.

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