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Publication Date: June 2008
Author(s): Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Access Policies for Networked Personal Health Information
Research Area: Health Information Technology
Keywords: Technology Policy; Health Information Technology; Personal Health Record (PHR)
Coverage: United States
Describes the policy landscape, including how the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as state and contract laws apply to emerging consumer data streams. Explains unregulated and regulated areas of the current environment, and argues for a voluntary common framework of policies.