Week in Review for Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

This week's top news and views: Governing Health Data Exchange; Improving Patients' Access to Records; Patient Consent: A Closer Look. And don't miss our audio week-in-review podcast by Howard Anderson, managing editor.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content from the past week:
  • Federal regulators are taking initial steps toward creating a governance system to monitor whether all the players that eventually will exchange health information nationally are abiding by the same rules.
  • Momentum is building for giving patients easier access to their records by clicking a "blue button" on a secure website.
  • Detailed patient consent recommendations that a "tiger team" recently completed are just a starting point toward giving patients far more control over their healthcare information, the co-chair of the team acknowledges.

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