A federal standard can help overcome and preempt a varied patchwork of state laws for a more cohesive approach to health data privacy and security, AHIP says. (Image: Julian/stock.adobe.com)

Several high-profile breaches in recent years have underscored concerns about the privacy and security of consumers’ health information. In response, America’s Health Insurance Plans’ medical officers leadership team and board of directors have developed a comprehensive “Roadmap for Protecting Americans’ Privacy, Confidentiality and Cybersecurity of Health Information and Data.”

“We are fully committed to advocating for standards and policies that improve health data governance, protect patient privacy and foster trust, and that enhance consumer access to their data and promote interoperability, health equity and fair practices for the people we serve,” the organization said in a fact sheet announcing the initiative.

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