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Proposed Info Sharing Agreement in Focus


March 9, 2010

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and her Spanish counterpart, Minister of Health and Social Policy Trinidad Jimenez, met to discuss a proposed digital healthcare data sharing program last week, reports ZDNet. "The aim is to create a scenario for clinical information exchange and technical interoperability..." said the EU presidency in a statement. The European Data Protection Supervisor's office (EDPS) has "taken note of the initiative," the report states. "This legal framework [for information exchange] will require special safeguards for the protection of sensitive personal data and...under the Lisbon Treaty, be subject to approval by the European Parliament," the EDPS said.
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