Comments on The Draft eHealth Patient Authorization Guidance Tool

In April 2013, the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) released a draft version of its eHealth Patient Authorization Guidance Tool and invited public comment. The eHealth Patient Authorization Guidance Tool is an electronic decision support tool to assist health care providers in determining when patient authorization is necessary before sharing health information. CDT applauded CalOHII for developing a tool to reduce provider uncertainty in exchanging health information, but also offered recommendations for ways the tool could be improved.


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