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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Minnesota Privacy and Security Project (MPSP)

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  • Minnesota's component of the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC)
  • We participated
    • in the oversight committee
    • in the Privacy & 4A work groups
    • MPSP , Minnesota law changes effective July 1
    • We're adopting key principles put forth in the MPSP report


HISPC—Identifying differences in state laws for health info sharing
Working towards a sharable solution to privacy

4A = authentication, authorization, access control and audit

Description: This project is a portion of the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee's work plan, which examines organization-level privacy and security policies and business practices related to health information exchange.  Reliable, timely access to a patient's health information can improve the quality and efficiency of the health care delivered to the patient.  However, variations in organizations' privacy and security policies and practices can serve as a barrier to appropriate access to health information.  This project seeks to uncover the rationale underlying the variations, propose solutions to eliminate variations, and develop an implementation plan to standardize the best practices for ensuring privacy protections and patient rights.
Lead organization/association: Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee and Minnesota Department of Health

HISPC: RTI International established the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) under its Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), awarded in September 2005. The contract is co-managed with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

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