ONC to Launch Data Segmentation Initiative

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology plans to launch the Data Segmentation Initiative to allow healthcare providers to share portions of electronic medical records while maintaining security and privacy.

The initiative will formally launch on October 5 with a webinar, but is currently open for anyone to join. The community will meet regularly by webinar and teleconference and have access to a wiki page for discussion. Information on how to join the community can be found on the “Data Segmentation Sign Up” section of the Data Segmentation Wiki page.

The program builds on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which recommended the development of metadata tags to be used for exchanging data across organizational structures.

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