Identity Management Is Essential To Success Of Health Information Exchange

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Managing the identities of providers working with confidential healthcare information is essential to the success of the growing community of state and regional leaders managing health information exchange (HIE), according to a just published in-depth research paper focusing on identity management strategies for electronic healthcare.

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The 54-page paper, which examines methods available to facilitate interoperability of identity management within and across communities in the U.S., highlights options for leaders engaged in HIE to manage provider identities and to control system authentication and authorization when dealing with confidential health information. Options covered in the report range from simple identity management systems to tightly controlled personal identity verification schema.

The paper, Interoperable Digital Identity Management in the Electronic Exchange of Health Information: An Expert Panel Report, is the product of months of research, interviews and input from informatics experts and multiple state and community leaders engaged in health information exchange.

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