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GOP Senators Raise HIE Security Concerns

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  • 3 years ago

While federal regulators flesh out details of a 10-year roadmap for electronic health record interoperability, which would pave the way for national data exchange, five GOP senators are demanding that more attention be paid to the plans for security and privacy of patient data as it’s shared among healthcare providers .

In a recent blog appearing in Health Affairs co-written by Republican Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Pat Roberts of Kansas and John Thune of South Dakota, the lawmakers question whether American taxpayers are getting a return on the $35 billion investment that the HITECH Act has made in promoting the adoption of EHRs

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