The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has issued guidance on a governance framework to assess the competency, credibility and trustworthiness of health information exchange entities.
The framework “is intended to serve as ONC’s guiding principles on HIE guidance, according to the document. “It is meant to provide a common conceptual foundation applicable to all types of governance models and expresses the principles ONC believes are most important for HIE governance.” The target audience for the guidance is any entity that sets policy for a public, private or partnership HIE.
The governance framework lays out five organizational principles on how an entity setting HIE policy should perform its duties; six trust principles that patients should expect an HIE to follow; four business principles to ensure cooperation among all parties; and six technical principles to ensure consistent implement of specifications.
The guidance is available here.
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