The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is asking the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for more specificity on the five-year Federal Health I.T. Strategic Plan recently issued for public comment.

The plan calls for fluid exchange of the right information at the right time to improve patient care and safety, but the feds need to dig deeper, CHIME notes in a comment letter to ONC. "To make sure this information is shared responsibly, ONC needs to further define how consent management should be handled, and it must address the responsibility of patients, physicians, hospitals and insurers on how consent will be stored and transmitted through health information exchanges."

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