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ACP Proposes Privacy Rule on Health Data Reuse

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 20, 2011

Healthcare IT News reports that the American College of Physicians (ACP) has proposed a privacy rule that would maximize appropriate uses of health data to improve scientific advances while maintaining ethical and privacy standards. The 15-page policy paper, "Health Information Technology & Privacy," includes 13 policy stances to provide guidance for a comprehensive framework. The paper's release comes before the end of the comment period for the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The president of the ACP said, "The paper suggests revisions to the current regulations, which are now being considered because the Department of Health and Human Services believes these changes will strengthen protection for research subjects in a number of important ways."    
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