HHS Wants Input On Metadata Standards

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked stakeholders Friday for feedback on metadata standards related to the nationwide exchange of electronic health information, including privacy elements.

The HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking focused on three types of metadata: patient identity, provenance and privacy. The advance notice is specifically concerned with metadata as it pertains to patients' summary care records.

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, or HITECH, passed...
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