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Groups Develop Trust Framework

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

April 5, 2013

The Texas-based Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, along with Microsoft and PricewaterhouseCoopers, has developed a “trust framework” for health IT systems, ModernHealthcare reports. The framework includes 75 criteria based on 15 privacy principles to enable “objective measurement of how well health IT, platforms, applications, electronic systems and research projects protect data privacy and ensure patient control over the collection, use and disclosure of their health data,” the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation noted. The principles include elements available under current state and federal laws, the report states, as well as provisions indicating individuals should “decide who can access information” and “how and if sensitive information is shared.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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