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New products from the HealthInfoLaw team and the most significant developments in health information law and policy.

ONC and CMS Release Proposed Interoperability Rules

On February, 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued proposed rules to “support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.”   The ONC proposed rule implements the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act,... Read More >

Health Information and the Law Team presents in Temple University’s Exploring Policy Surveillance webinar series

On January 15, 2019, the Health Information and the Law (HIL) team presented “Policy Surveillance: Focus on State Law.” The presentation outlined our research methodology, which uses keywords to create a taxonomy used to gather and organize information found on HIL. This was a part of the “Policy Surveillance Methods and Standards” presentation, and was week one of Temple... Read More >

Health Information and the Law Team Presents NIH Grand Rounds Webinar on the Legal and Ethical Architecture for PCOR Data

On April 6, 2018, the Health Information and the Law team presented their "Legal and Ethical Architecture for PCOR Data," which can be viewed by clicking here. The presenters stressed that while the patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) framework is not intended to replace conversations with individual counsel, it will serve as a guidance to researchers seeking to share patient centered... Read More >

ONC publishes Legal and Ethical Architecture for PCOR Data, authored by Health Information & the Law team

HealthInfoLaw team members Jane Hyatt Thorpe, Lara Cartwright-Smith, Elizabeth Gray, and Marie Mongeon authored the Legal and Ethical Architecture for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) Data, published by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The full brief is available through the Health Information & the Law website here and through ONC'... Read More >

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership releases Information Sharing Issue Brief, authored by Health Information & the Law project staff

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at the George Washington University commissioned a report on Information Sharing in MLPs. The report, titled Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships: Foundational Concepts and Resources, was authored by Health Information and the Law Project team members Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD; Lara Cartwright-Smith, JD, MPH; Elizabeth Gray, JD, MHA; and... Read More >


Why health information law?

Health information law exists at the intersection of many crucial and interrelated fields: law, health care, consumer protection, information technology, public health, insurance. Each small change can trigger a daunting set of issues and challenges. HealthInfoLaw.org offers keys to understanding the laws that govern health information and the implications they can have across health care and beyond.

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About The Project

A project of the George Washington University’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program, Health Information and the Law (HealthInfoLaw.org), developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,  is designed to serve as a practical online resource to federal and state laws governing access, use, release, and publication of health information. Constantly updated, the site addresses the current legal and regulatory framework of health information law and changes in the legal and policy landscape impacting health information law and its implementation with commentary and key documents.  

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