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Coalition Encouraging Expanded IT Gains Footing

June 29, 2009
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According to New York-based Markle Foundation, the future of healthcare should encourage expanded IT use. And to that, the foundation says 56 different organizations have now embraced a framework for personal health information access and privacy.

The Markle Connecting for Health Collaborative Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information — a set of practices designed to improve consumer access to personal health information and protect privacy — has broadened its list of member organizations. The newest constituents include Allscripts, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

The framework was developed by the Markle-operated Connecting for Health public-private collaborative, and includes four overviews and 14 specific technology and policy approaches for consumers to access health services, obtain and control copies of health information about them, and authorize the sharing of their information with others through sound privacy and security practices, Markle says.

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