Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Individually Identifiable Health Information

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Numerous forces are driving the health care industry towards the use of health information technology, such as the potential for reducing medical errors and health care costs, and increasing individuals’ involvement in their own health and health care. To facilitate this advancement and reap its benefits while reducing the risks, it is important to consider individual privacy interests together with the potential benefits to population health. Download (Requires Acrobat Reader)