Help Us Develop Patient Authorization Policy & Standards

April 15, 2016 |
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Support Patients by Volunteering!

We hope you’re recovered from HIMSS16 and ready to roll-up your sleeves to join us in refining the Carequality Framework.

In many cases, healthcare providers may release the patient’s records without any specific consent or authorization. In some states, however, or for patients seen in certain facilities, authorization from the patient is needed in order to release the records. Today, there is no method via the Carequality Framework to communicate that records could be released if authorization has been given, or to assert that specific authorization has, in fact, been obtained.

Carequality is seeking volunteers for two new workgroups that will address this need.

The Technical Workgroup will focus on transactions and messaging approaches, and is best suited for those with knowledge of the standards and technologies used in the Query-Based Document Exchange Use Case.

The Policy Workgroup will focus on applying Carequality’s trust principles to the patient authorization approach, and is best suited for those with knowledge of medical records practices, Carequality’s trust principles, or both.

How to Volunteer for Carequality’s Patient Authorization Workgroups

If you or someone from your organization is interested in participating, please send an email to indicating which workgroup(s) (technical or policy) you are interested in, and briefly describe your qualifications. We’re soliciting applications until 5:00pm PDT on April 29, 2016.

To learn more about our Patient Authorization work, visit the Carequality Wiki (free registration required).

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