Connecting for Health Common Framework: CT4- Limitations of Identifying Information

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: Consumer Participation; Health Information Technology; Personal Health Record (PHR)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Recommends strong limitations on disclosures of identifying data to third parties. Supports disclosures only of those data that are reasonably necessary to perform the limited function(s) to which the third parties are authorized. Provides a caveat about considering data "de-identified."