ONC Issues Privacy and Security Guidance for SDEs
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.April 12, 2012
Last month, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released privacy and security guidance for state designated entities that have received awards under the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program, Government Health IT reports. The guidance--known as the Program Information Notice--draws from recommendations from the ONC Health IT Policy Committee and the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Individually Identifiable Health Information, the report states. The guidance focuses on individual access; correction; openness and transparency; individual choice; collection, use and disclosure limitation; data quality and integrity; safeguards, and accountability.