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ACP urges privacy safeguards for patient data
Modern Healthcare

In its new policy paper, Health Information Technology & Privacy (PDF), the American College of Physicians focused on safeguards needed for the reuse of patients’ personal medical data while it also promoted an environment where health IT can be used to share this data to improve healthcare quality. The policy statement updates one the ACP issued two years ago, and it was released in the context of U.S. healthcare moving “from paper to an electronic world,” as well as in the middle of the bureaucratic process involved with HHS moving toward changing its 20-year-old rules protecting people participating in clinical research.