Advisory Panel OKs Privacy Standards

November 2009
Health Data Management;Nov2009, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p12
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This article reports on the decision of the HIT Standards Committee, a U.S. federal advisory panel created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to approve recommendations of its privacy and security workgroup. The recommendations offer data standards and guidelines to support privacy and security requirements under electronic health record provisions of the act. The approval made the recommendations one step closer to being final.


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