EMR security standards group forms
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Dec. 24, 2007
Nine health care companies are partnering to develop security standards for electronic medical records.
The Health Information Trust Alliance, based in Dallas, has members from CVS Caremark, Cisco Systems, GE Healthcare, Hospital Corp. of America, Highmark, Humana, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Philips Healthcare and Pitney Bowes.
More than 40 other companies have applied to participate and adopt the practices that HITRUST plans to develop by the end of February 2008. The standards will address the storage, collection and exchange of protected health information.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/12/24/bibf1224.htm.