HealthTech Magazines November 11, 2022

By Dennis Sutterfield, VP & CIO, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Healthcare organizations need an explicit plan for sharing PHI that provides a foundation of trust for patients while simultaneously inspiring confidence for clinical teams. This plan meets a federal requirement and adheres to a “more is better” logic. Specifically, when patients have access to their health data as soon as it is available, it makes their lives better. This is technically challenging. The plan is often tiered with sharing of patient data at a local, regional and national level. This simple concept combines vital aspects, like access and integrity, of any good process. Most importantly, it requires bi-directional trust, which has proved to be as difficult as any technical or...

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