Industry coalition launches health IT security plan

A coalition of more than 50 healthcare companies and technology vendors on Monday unveiled a common security framework designed to be a benchmark for safeguarding the privacy of electronic medical records.

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McKesson is participating in the industry-led coalition, known as the Health Information Trust Alliance, which also includes health providers, insurers, pharmacies, biotech firms and device manufacturers.

The coalition’s plan creates guidelines for addressing the security and regulatory aspects of establishing a broad network for the exchange of electronic health records.

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