The Privacy and Security Tiger Team of the HIT Policy Committee, which comprises industry stakeholders tackling certain privacy issues related to the exchange of protected health information, has sent its letter of recommendations to David Blumenthal, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology.

The recommendations apply only to electronic exchange of information to meet Stage 1 meaningful use criteria. More study is needed, Tiger Team members say, in such areas as exchanging data with patients and researchers.

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