Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mid Week Miscellany

  • The Markle Foundation's Connecting for Health Program framework for protecting the privacy and security of electronic personal health records has gained the support of Microsoft, Google, WebMD, the American Medical Association, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and American's Health Insurance Plans ("AHIP") according to a press release. According to an AP report,
    The new "Connecting For Health" guidelines aim to give electronic PHRs at least the same level of protection already governing paper medical records. The rules also call for patients to be notified in a "timely way" if their medical information is released by mistake, computer hacking or other mischief.
  • AHIP's Board of Directors released principles on the patient centered medical home concept.

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