Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information: CP9- Enforcement of Policies

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: Privacy; Health Information Technology; Personal Health Record (PHR)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Raises the issue of how policies and practices should be enforced on the network; describes the pros and cons of several different enforcement mechanisms, including: enforcing current laws, amending and expanding HIPAA, creating new law to govern Consumer Access Services, encouraging self-attestation with third-party validation, and encouraging consumer-based ratings.