The Privacy & Security Tiger Team recommended that ONC work on pilot projects that would allow patients to request a report about external disclosures from an EHR. But the recommendation stresses that any potential solutions must make it technically feasible for this type of report generation to be automated, so it is not a huge time and cost burden on providers.

The Dec. 4 Health IT Policy Committee meeting featured two significant presentations with privacy and security implications. Most significantly, the committee approved the recommendations of its Privacy and Security Tiger Team that ONC should pilot technologies and policies related to accounting of disclosures before CMS actually does any further rulemaking on the issue.

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