Government Health Information Technology magazine explains that the TRUST bill, like the Wired for Technology bill, "would provide grants and establish a standards-setting process to foster a nationwide health information exchange network. But the TRUST bill differs from the others by calling for:
- • An opt-in system that would require patient consent before records could be kept in electronic systems.
- • Mandatory notification of any privacy breaches in health IT systems.
- • Requirements for encrypting data and taking other security measures to protect records from unauthorized access. "