ONC Seeks Resources for Personal Health Data Privacy Campaign

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is asking for more resources to conduct a two-year personal health information privacy campaign, according to a proposal published Wednesday in the Federal Register, Government Health IT reports.

According to the 2009 HITECH Act, ONC must educate residents on personal health information privacy.

About the Campaign

The agency is launching the campaign in response to the growing use of mobile devices for exchanging health data.

According to Government Health IT, ONC will gather information about different segments of the public to develop informational materials and websites for the campaign.

Proposal Details

The proposal recommends that ONC assess consumer attitudes and preferences for sending personal health data via mobile devices.

The proposal invites individuals to send comments regarding the:

  • Necessity and usefulness of the proposed collection of information;
  • The accuracy of the estimated burden;
  • Strategies for enhancing the quality, efficacy and clarity of information to be collected; and
  • Use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology to reduce the burden of data collection.

ONC will accept comments on the proposal for 30 days (Manos, Government Health IT, 2/23).

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