Wednesday, May 24, 2006

West Virginia to participate in HHS Privacy and Security Grant

Government Health IT reports: West Virginia is one of 22 states selected to participate in a program funded by Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine the state privacy and security laws involved in the exchange of health information. I previously posted about West Virginia's involvement in this project.

RTI International was awareded a $17.2M contract by HHS to work with health care professionals and other health industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. to examine the practical hurdles to the formation of a uniform, interoperable health information exhcange while protecting patient specific data and addressing patients' privacy concerns.

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