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New York HISPC Part 2: Starting Assumptions
- Affirmative consent is necessary for the exchange of all health information through a RHIO.
- Opinions vary about whether this is necessary under state law.
- Conclusion based on belief by state officials that this is necessary public policy to earn patient trust and therefore, for the success of RHIOs.
- New policies are necessary to provide clear rules in the marketplace for the benefit of consumers, providers and other RHIO stakeholders.
- New policies should specifically govern HIE conducted among participants in RHIOs.
- The policies must co-exist with HIPAA.
- The policies may update, expand or strengthen state law.
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