All HIEs Are Not Created Equal

Privacy and Security Considerations Related to HIE Participation

May 6, 2014

The article “All HIEs Are Not Created Equal: Privacy and Security Considerations Related to HIE Participation” by Holly Carnell and John Saran, attorneys with McGuireWoods’ health care group, was published in the April 2014 edition of the American Health Lawyers Association’s HIT News.

The article provides background on health information exchange (HIE) models and the applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 to all health information organizations (HIOs) that operate HIEs. Their article also offers seven privacy and security considerations for HIE participation. If you have any questions or concerns about HIE participation, please do not hesitate to contact one of the authors.

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