Privacy and Security Tiger Team Provides Recommendations on Provider-Entity Authentication for Health Information Exchanges

The Tiger Team, comprised of members from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee and the HIT Standards Committee, as well as the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, was appointed in June 2010 to address privacy and security issues under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, including health information exchanges (HIEs). The Tiger Team is also charged with making recommendations to the HIT Policy Committee on privacy and security policies and practices that will help build public trust in health information technology and electronic HIEs, and enable their appropriate use to improve healthcare quality and efficiency.

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