HIT group offers medical data security standards

The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) has issued a new set of standards designed to keep digital medical information secure. HITSP is operating under contract to HHS, and is administered by the American National Standards Institute (usually known as ANSI). The standards, which it dubbed the "security and privacy constructs," address key data security issues in a number of areas, including e-delivery of lab results to clinicians, medication workflow, quality improvement and consumer health data access. Ultimately, the security and privacy constructs are intended to help foster a more robust health information networking system in the U.S. These standards come as part of a larger project, in which the group is working establish standards for EMR interoperability.

To learn more about the standards:
- read this Healthcare IT News piece

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