Standard Guide for Confidentiality, Privacy, Access, and Data Security Principles for Health Information Including Computer-Based Patient Records
|Publication Date:||10 April 1997|
|ICS Code (Medical sciences and health care facilities in general):||11.020|
|ICS Code (IT applications in health care technology):||35.240.80|
1.1 This guide covers the principles for confidentiality, privacy, access, and security of person identifiable health information. The focus of this standard is computer-based systems; however, many of the principles outlined in this guide also apply to health information and patient records that are not in an electronic format. Basic principles and ethical practices for handling confidentiality, access, and security of health information are contained in a myriad of federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and in ethical statements of professional conduct. Although there are many sources for guidance, there is no current national standard guide on this topic.
1.2 This guide includes principles related to:
1.3 This guide does not address specific technical requirements. It is intended as a base for development of more specific standards.