HIPAAT RECOGNIZED IN WASHINGTON AS A ‘CUTTING EDGE CONSUMER CHOICE TECHNOLOGY’ PROVIDER
NAPLES, FL – August 5, 2010 – HIPAAT International (hip • at), a leading provider of consent management and auditing solutions for healthcare, announces the online posting of its presentation [min. 29:24] at the Consumer Choice Technology Hearing sponsored by the Privacy and Security Tiger Team and Health IT Policy Committee under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Held on June 29, 2010, the hearing explored the achievability, scalability and interoperability of consumer privacy in health information exchange.
HIPAAT demonstrated its standards-based, third-party consent management service that allows consumers of any jurisdiction to determine who shall have access to their personal health information (PHI), what PHI may be accessed, for what purposes and under what circumstances.
“Until now, many have viewed consumer consent standards and technologies as too immature to implement,” said Kel Callahan, HIPAAT President and COO. “The hearing provided a valuable opportunity to clear up this misconception.”
HIPAAT is aligned with presenter Duane DeCouteau of the Department of Defense–Veterans Affairs Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) project’s assertion that “the standards we need are already in place.” DeCouteau added, “I think the wholesale adoption of those standards is needed within the electronic health record [EHR] industry.”
Foreseeing privacy-related challenges faced by EHR vendors, HIPAAT developed a Java Consent Validation Interface (JCVI) tool to enable EHRs to communicate with standards-based consent management systems. The JCVI is a Java-based tool that creates Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) XACML/XSPA messages, enabling privacy rules to be created and enforced.
HIPAAT technology is also informed by standards such as Health Level 7 (HL7) Community Based Collaborative Care (CBCC) [meeting audio] and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing-b (XDS.b) utilizing Clinical Document Architecture (CDA R2).
“We were honored to be invited to present at the hearing,” said Callahan. “It was a milestone event showing that healthcare providers, larger organizations and regional HIEs may indeed implement consumer choice cost-effectively with interoperable technologies.”
HIPAAT provides consent management and privacy auditing solutions to healthcare. Our SOA-based software balances consumer information privacy with the clinical need to access personal health information. Our interoperable, standards-based approach enables stakeholders at all levels of health data sharing to implement, enforce and audit patient, organizational and jurisdictional privacy policies. For more information, visit www.hipaat.com.
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