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ONC Seeking Comment on Online Verification

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 12, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is seeking public opinion on how individuals’ identities should be verified when accessing online health records, reports Government Health IT. The ONC will share the comments with the federal advisory Health IT Policy and Standards Committees October 29 during an online hearing on credentialing patients so they may use online tools. “We want to make sure we facilitate electronic data access and e-mail in a way that protects the privacy, confidentiality and security of that information,” said Deven McGraw, chair of the ONC Privacy and Security Tiger Team.
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