Zoë Baird Participates in Meeting with President Obama to Discuss Digital Privacy

Digital privacy, on-line tracking, and data collection have been in spotlight following recent disclosures about the National Security Agency ...

Creating an Information Sharing Environment: Status of Implementation

On July 24, the U.S. government’s Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) released its 2012 ISE Annual Report to ...

Foundation Offers Timely HIE Guidance - Insights on Patient Consent, Privacy and Security Issues

In a podcast, Howard Anderson of HealthcareInfoSecurity interviews Markle’s Laura Bailyn, Senior Director, Health Initiatives, about the newly release Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing.

New ONC guide explains EHR privacy, security to providers

This article describes the release of a new privacy and security instructional guide unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  It also mentions the release of the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework Policies in Practice for Health Information Sharing (Policies in Practice), which addresses "a range of critical health information sharing implementation needs identified by experts working in the field."  These Policies in Practice support the Markle Connecting for Health Common Framework for Private and Secure Information Exchange, a comprehensive approach for private and secure information sharing based on Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), which was originally released in 2006.

Markle Connecting for Health Collaborative Comments on the Proposed Rulemaking for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

The release of two notices of proposed rulemaking on the incentive program for the Meaningful Use of electronic health record technology marks a ...

CDT Report on Distributed Models for Health Data Analysis

The Center for Democracy & Technology describes privacy-protective approaches for analyzing health data.

2012: Time for Action on Health Privacy

Deven McGraw, Director of the Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, references a Markle survey while reflecting on the importance of consumers and patients support for the widespread adoption of electronic health records in 2012.

Data Breach Bills Exclude Health Information

Harley Geiger, Center for Democracy and Technology, uses findings from a recent Markle survey to support the statement that there is a general agreement on the sensitivity of identifiable health information and individuals should know when such information is breached.

The Privacy and Security Working Group Report and Findings

The electronic medical record offers the promise of improved care and increased efficiency. Introducing information technology into health care ...

Markle Connecting for Health Collaborative Comments on Stage 2 Meaningful Use

Markle collaborators identify strategic opportunities for patient engagement, care coordination, quality reporting, and privacy in Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentives program.