IHE Affinity Domain planning kit. Please go to the site as they have a beautiful breakdown of the various many policies that are needed. Many people don't believe me when I say that there are many layers of policy.
These are a really good example of how an HIO can take a look at what is out there and pull what they understand while doing what is necessary to get what they need done. For example on ConfidentialityCode, Connecticut was confused by the vocabulary offered by HL7, and thus wrote their own vocabulary. They actually pulled more from ISO 13606, but didn't use that vocabulary either. We were lucky enough to be able to discuss this in detail this summer. HL7 has revised their documentation and vocabulary so that we can have a vocabulary that could be understood beyond one HIE.
The establishment of policies and procedures are a key component for an effective HIE and sets the boundaries for data sharing between the health information exchange and its participating partners.
These policies are now posted on the HITE-CT website and are available for public comment. The direct link to the Policies and Procedures page is http://1.usa.gov/hitectpolicies. The policies may also be accessed by going to the DPH website at www.ct.gov/dph under featured links: Health Information Technology Exchange of Connecticut”, then click on “Policies and Procedures” located on the left hand bar menu.
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