States Tweak HIEs, Change Consent Models, Rebrand

Various statewide health information exchanges and regional health information organizations are making changes to their health information exchanges.

In New York, The New York eHealth Collaborative is seeking feedback from the public on proposed changes to the consent model framework governing the Statewide Health Information Network for New York, or SHIN-NY. The proposed modifications stem from a recent analysis of the SHIN-NY consent rules from the state’s department of health, NYeC and other stakeholders.

For two proposals – regarding patient alerts and alternative consent forms – the department of health seeks to modify the Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures for Qualified Entities and their participants in New York State.

There are two sets of suggested changes, officials say – one to be implemented in the short term, and another set for longer term consideration. Comments should be provided on the former by April 27, and on the latter by May 12. An overview of the proposed changes can be found on the NYeC website.

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(Source: Healthcare IT News)