AMIA calls for tighter coordination of data privacy rules

Informatics group said the blurring lines between consumer and medical information systems demands privacy policies relevant to both sides. The American Medical Informatics Association is asking the Trump administration to take a close look at both HIPAA and the Common Rule to see how they might be updated or harmonized for a new era of privacy policy.Specifically, the AMIA wants a more integrated approach to how policies aimed at both the “health sector” and “consumer sector” are defined.