Health Data Systems Need A Comprehensive Privacy and Security Framework

CDT’s Health Privacy Project today released a paper urging policymakers and the private sector to develop and implement a comprehensive privacy and security framework to govern the wide range of computer and Internet-based systems being created to share sensitive health information. The paper examines the key issues confronting the adoption of information technology in the health care field and offers suggestions on policies and business practices that will protect patient rights while facilitating the kinds of information sharing that can reduce costs and improve care.

HPP Policy Framework Document [PDF]

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