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Work Group Explores Patient Consent

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 29, 2010

At its meeting on Monday, the Health IT Policy Committee worked to determine at what point in a health information exchange it becomes necessary for providers to obtain consumer consent, Government Health IT reports. The committee's co-chairperson said the group is grappling with the line "where the comfort level of a one-to-one exchange breaks down and leads us to have more stringent privacy and security requirements, such as consumer choice of opt in or opt out." The committee will reconvene on May 7.
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