Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information: CP1- Policy Overview

Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. Connecting for Health

Author(s): Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Access Policies for Networked Personal Health Information

Research Area: Health Information Technology

Keywords: Technology Policy; Health Information Technology; Personal Health Record (PHR)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Describes the policy landscape, including how the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as state and contract laws apply to emerging consumer data streams. Explains unregulated and regulated areas of the current environment, and argues for a voluntary common framework of policies.