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Organizations Stump for Patients’ Access to Electronic Health Data

Publication Date: June 26, 2009

On Thursday, 56 organizations endorsed the Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information, a set of principles designed to promote consumer access to electronic health records and ensure privacy, Health IT News reports.

The Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health Collaborative developed the principles.

The framework includes four overviews and 14 specific approaches to allow consumers to:

  • Access health care;
  • Authorize the sharing of their medical information;
  • Ensure the privacy and security of their records; and
  • Obtain and control copies of their health data.

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