Microsoft, Google Unite, Set Privacy Standards For Health Records

June 26, 2008

Microsoft and Google, as well as other companies and groups have agreed to new privacy standards to help with the progression of electronic personal health records...Washington (ChattahBox) – Microsoft and Google, as well as other companies and groups have agreed to new privacy standards to help with the progression of electronic personal health records.

Microsoft, Google, along with doctors, hospitals, consumer groups and more worked on these standards for 2-years.

The standards have now been set, with the foundation laid out for the growth of electronic personal health records ready to take off.

As part of the standards, patients will be able to see who looked at their records, and also have the power to prevent insurers, employers, and others from demanding to see the records.

Federal and state consumer protection laws will enforce the standards put in place.


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