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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Challenges/Solutions (continued)

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  • Challenge: Variation in Methods of Implementing 4 A's
    • Need for consensus on standards for authentication, authorization, access controls and information audits to reduce mistrust between entities
  • Solution: 4 states are working on issues related to the 4A's
    • Defining minimum standards for authentication acceptable to individuals or entities participating in an HIE
    • Defining P&S requirements for providers' role-based access and authentication
    • Developing "solutions building block" i.e., trusted digital identities for authentication, authorization, access control, data integrity, and digital signatures

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