Update: World Privacy Forum’s National Health Information Network Timeline
National Health Information Network — Recently, the first live prototypes of the NHIN were demonstrated in Washington, D.C. This was a milestone event in the development of the planned network. The National Health Information Network is an ambitious project the U.S. government undertook in 2004 to digitize and network patient health records across the nation. This project raises challenging confidentiality, privacy, and security issues.
See the World Privacy Forum’s updated NHIN page and NHIN Timeline for more information.
Also see the Forum’s Medical ID theft report for an analysis of the potential impact of an NHIN on medical ID theftissues.