New York Moves To Protect Health Data Privacy

Nicole Lewis reports:

In the aftermath of criticism from the New York Civil Liberties Union, New York State health officials have taken further steps to tackle patient privacy. Specifically, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health, has established the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) Policy Committee.

The new committee’s mandate will be to create and update policies that protect personal health information while expanding the state’s ability to share electronic health records between healthcare providers, and with consumers and other health-related community organizations, according to a statement announcing the formation of the SHIN-NY Policy Committee.

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