Health IT certification group to embrace PHR privacy labeling

John Moore reports:

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology intends to incorporate elements of the federal government’s newly announced privacy and security framework as the organization continues work on personal health record certification.

The Health and Human Services Department earlier this week issued the framework along with a privacy and security toolkit. The latter includes a draft privacy notice for personal health records. The notice has a facts-at-a-glance label that will let consumers compare the privacy polices of various PHRs.

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