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CNIL Approves Hosting for Electronic Records

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—FRANCE

January 14, 2011

The Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (CNIL) last month authorized the computer applications necessary to implement the first phase of a national and voluntary online personal health file system, reports eGov Monitor. Dossier Médical Personnels (DMPs) are patient-controlled online health records that stay with a person throughout their life; the patient first gives consent to create the profile, then controls the content of and access to their records from their computer and can close the account at any time. The first phase is expected to last three years, and CNIL says it will use feedback and lessons learned to develop the legal framework and content and access conditions for the DMP system.
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