The not-for-profit Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, Farmington, Conn., has posted for public review and comment its draft Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program.
Copies of the proposed accreditation program are available on the organization's website. The public comment period opened Thursday, June 10, and will run through Aug. 13. A final set of criteria incorporating those comments is expected to be released by Sept. 23.
The latest release involves a second stage of public comment on health information exchange policies developed by an advisory board, according to a news statement from the commission. This second round of public comments follows a review period on privacy and security issues, technical performance, business practices and organizational resources.
The proposed health information exchange policies "identify a standard for privacy and security as it relates to consent, authorization, authentication, access and audit procedures, and we welcome a broad industry participation in the review process,” commission Executive Director Lee Barrett said in the statement.