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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: Privacy; Health Information Technology; Personal Health Record (PHR)
Coverage: United States
Raises the issue of how policies and practices should be enforced on the network; describes the pros and cons of several different enforcement mechanisms, including: enforcing current laws, amending and expanding HIPAA, creating new law to govern Consumer Access Services, encouraging self-attestation with third-party validation, and encouraging consumer-based ratings.