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January 1, 2008

Statement Type Regulatory Comment
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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) have a long history of working to protect the confidentiality of individuals’ health information and to promote fair information practices. Public confidence that privacy will be protected and that identifiable information will be used only for purposes authorized by the individual, or otherwise permitted by law are essential to ensuring trust in a nationwide health information network (NHIN) that facilitates sharing of personal health information (PHI). As the United States progresses from a paper-based system of health records to an electronic environment, AMIA and AHIMA believe that the following principles should be incorporated in all rules, regulations, or laws pertaining to PHI. Click below to read more.