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Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information: CP9- Enforcement of Policies

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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)
Health (Licensing and regulation)
Law and ethics (Health law)

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

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.