Several urgent policy issues require resolution to advance interoperability and health information exchange, the eHealth Initiative stakeholder coalition contends in a comment letter sent to federal health policy officials.

“A solution for patient matching, development of a consent framework, and variances in privacy rules across states that inhibit exchange of information from one state to another are several initiatives that require attention to complement the work being evaluated, tested and disseminated to promote the exchange of information,” according to the letter.

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