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Metadata Standards To Support Nationwide Health Information Exchange

CDT supports the efforts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to propose and pilot test metadata standards that will allow for the communication of privacy policy information, including any applicable patient consents, with electronic health information as it is shared more extensively. 

We believe this work should move forward, and we heartily agree that any such standards will need to be thoroughly tested in real-world settings before they can be adopted as industry requirements.  However, CDT does have a few concerns and these comments outline those issues.