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New reports identify State-level privacy and security solutions for secure exchange of health information

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a set of reports titled Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange. The reports review 34 State Health Information Exchange plans and identify the challenges and feasible solutions for ensuring the safety and security of electronic health information exchange. This work was funded under a contract with AHRQ, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and RTI International.

All States followed a standard core methodology, but each was provided an opportunity to tailor the process to meet their needs. As a result, States varied on several key dimensions, including degree of adoption of electronic health information exchange, health care market forces in the State, legal and regulatory conditions related to health information, State demographic composition, and State financial status. Some of the key findings point to the need for additional research and guidance on:

The reports can be downloaded from AHRQ's Health IT Web site at http://www.healthit.ahrq.gov.

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