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ONC Seeking Public Comment

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 3, 2010

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has opened its public comment period on privacy and security concerns associated with the move to electronic personal health records (PHR), Government Health IT reports. The ONC is seeking the input for a roundtable on new technologies, including PHRs, to be held on December 3 to explore different approaches to privacy and security requirements for third-party PHR vendors. While some PHRs are available through healthcare providers and plans covered by HIPAA privacy and security rules, the report notes that HIPAA does not govern PHR technology developers. 
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