Friday, February 3, 2012

WSJ - Privacy Concerns Hinder Health IT Adoption

The Wall Street Journal asks, "What’s standing in the way of the wider spread of health IT?" The WSJ's answers is that consumers are worried about privacy and security and points to a new report by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
"All entities that access, use and disclose consumers’ personal health information should be required to comply with privacy and security requirements that are at least as comprehensive as those applicable to entities covered under HIPAA,” the federal medical privacy rule." - Recommendation in Bipartisan Policy Center report co-chaired by former Sens. Bill Frist and Tom Daschle.
Sources:
(a) What Are the Obstacles to Digital Health Records? - Wall Street Journal, 1/27/2012

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