N.Y. group issues draft on RHIO consent policy

A state-led consortium of individuals and organizations in New York has published a draft set of recommendations on how to standardize consent policies for the electronic exchange of personal healthcare information as part of the development of a statewide health information network.

The work of the New York Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative is being overseen and funded by the New York State Health Information Technology Transformation Office, part of the New York State Health Department. Lori Evans, the deputy commissioner of the health department’s technology office, headed up the state’s end of the consortium’s policy development process. Evans’ office is currently overseeing $400 million in state funds and private-sector contributions to promote the use of health IT and develop a statewide health information network—SHIN-NY.

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