The states comprising the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, or HISPC, have increased awareness of privacy and security issues surrounding health information exchanges and passed legislation aimed at improving HIE security, according to the group's most recent impact analysis.
The HISPC, formed as part of a privacy project through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, includes 33 states. Over the past 18 months, HISPC participants have reported increased collaboration among states, according to the impact analysis, the seventh in a series of progress reports on the group. The report measures progress against 2006 baseline information.
Of the states in HISPC, 23 cited greater awareness of privacy and security issues that go along with developing an HIE; 14 states said there is increased support for planned exchanges; 11 states generated HIE legislative activities, with four states passing legislation; and three state governors announced formal support for HISPC, according to the impact analysis.