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Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information: CP1- Policy Overview

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Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. Connecting for Health

Author(s): Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Access Policies for Networked Personal Health Information

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Funder(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Series: Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information

Special Collection: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services administration)
Law and ethics (Health law)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Information policy)

Keywords: Technology Policy; Health Information Technology; Personal Health Record (PHR)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.