Consumer Input Sought on Stage 2 Patient Data Access Issues

Deven McGraw and Micky Tripathi, leaders of the Health IT Policy Committee’s Tiger Team on privacy and security issues, are seeking quick input from health consumers as the industry prepares to make patient information readily available to the patient and others designated to see it under the EHR meaningful use program. The question: Are there enough safeguards in place when family or friends access the data? Here is a blog they posted on Feb. 3 on the HealthIT.gov Web site:

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