ONC struggles to find way to balance HIPAA protection
from Health Data Management
Confusion increasingly surrounds the privacy and security of electronic health information collected, shared and used by entities not covered by HIPAA, and eliminating that uncertainty remains a work in progress, says Lucia Savage, chief privacy officer in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. However, there is no easy solution to the dilemmas posed by a recent report on the disparity in data protection related to HIPAA, which raised issues for legislators to consider but did not detail potential solutions.
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