Josette Jones and Sara Anne Hook, faculty at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing in Indianapolis, recently gave a presentation at the 2009 Midwest Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Technology Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their competitively-selected lecture, titled “The Impact of the 2009 Stimulus Provision on the Privacy, Security and Accessibility of the Personal Health Record (PHR),” compared the Electronic Health Record with the Personal Health Record in the wake of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Jones and Hook discussed pressing issues facing Personal Health Records, including security, ownership, control, privacy and accessibility. They emphasized the critical work remaining for Personal Health Records to become an integral part of the American healthcare system. They also reviewed federal, state and international laws related to the protection of personal data, with a special focus on privacy rights.
Session presentations from the 2009 Midwest HIMSS Technology Conference are available for download here. Josette Jones’ and Sara Anne Hook’s joint presentation can be found here.