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Privacy

Health IT & the Recovery Act
Privacy

Markle Focuses On:


  • Privacy goals that drive technology choices
  • A full complement of privacy and security practices
  • Online access to your own health information

Establishing Trust

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) sets forth several health IT privacy provisions. Sound information practices are a foundation for trust on electronic information networks.

Publications & Briefs

The following publications and briefs comprise the Markle Connecting for Health collection of collaborative comments and recommendations with respect to the privacy provisions of ARRA.

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

May 7, 2012
The release of two notices of proposed rulemaking on the incentive program for the Meaningful Use of electronic health record technology marks ...

An Information-Rich Ecosystem

January 19, 2011

Markle Connecting for Health collaborators respond to HHS's request for information on PCAST's report on health IT.

Collaborative Comments on the Proposed Certification Programs for Health Information Technology

May 10, 2010

Comments emphasize that government-sanctioned testing and certification have important roles as well as limitations in achieving the objectives of the public investments in health IT.

Objective Standards Needed for Evaluating Information Breaches

October 23, 2009

Markle Connecting for Health and the Center for Democracy and Technology focus on the need for objective standards for judging whether a data breach presents significant risk.

Policy Should Come Before Standards for Consumer Consent Preferences

October 16, 2009

Markle Foundation recommends a full complement of privacy and information access policies in its response to the Federal health IT office's draft on consumer consent requirements.

Models for Trusted Information Sharing

September 18, 2009

Claudia Williams' testimony before the Health IT Policy Committee on privacy, public trust, and the architecture choices to support trusted information sharing.

Response to New Federal Health Data Breach Notification Requirements

May 21, 2009
Markle, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and others comment on the new federal health data breach notification provisions to be ...

Comments on Technical Guidance for Federal Health Data Breach Notification Requirements

May 21, 2009

In comments on the HHS federal health data breach notification provisions, Markle, CDT and collaborators recommend that HHS embrace a comprehensive set of information-sharing policies that include strong oversight and accountability mechanisms, adoption of trusted network design characteristics and the implementation of core privacy principles in addition to the technologies and methodologies listed in the guidance. 

Achieving the Health IT Objectives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

April 30, 2009

Markle proposes a set of principles for getting health IT right under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Health IT Investments that Improve Health Care

January 13, 2009

This brief outlines critical attributes and expectations for health IT investments.