Overheard: Word of the Day

May 18 2010   10:36AM GMT

Overheard talking about interstate health data exchange

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

A major snare to interstate health data exchange is the state-to-state variation in health privacy laws that makes exchange difficult to achieve and compliance near impossible. The differences make it especially tough when getting to the nearest big hospital for care requires crossing a state line.  The variations in privacy law from state to state are really an impediment to doing business in a consistent way.

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