On Thursday, the Markle Foundation released a new report that provides resources on governance, consent and procurement for health care organizations undertaking health IT projects, Healthcare IT News reports.
Markle released a similar resource called the "Common Framework" in 2006. According to Markle officials, the health IT landscape has changed significantly since 2006, creating new challenges and opportunities for organizations utilizing health IT.
To compile the new report, Markle convened a group of experts in:
- Health information sharing,
- Privacy; and
- Consumer engagement.
Zoë Baird Budinger, president of Markle, said the new report -- titled, "Policies in Practice" -- aims to address certain concerns expressed by organizations undertaking health information sharing projects at the local, state and regional levels.
Laura Bailyn, senior director for health initiatives at Markle, said the new report is meant to supplement "Common Framework" and not replace it.
Bailyn said, "As health information sharing needs and capabilities continue to evolve, it is critical to incorporate new knowledge and lessons learned" (Manos, Healthcare IT News, 5/7).