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NIST seeks secure platform for health IT exchanges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking products and expertise to support and demonstrate secure platforms for the exchange of electronic health information.

The notice in the Federal Register marks the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information project. The NCCoE is a public/private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies.

The goal of the demonstration project is to provide a secure, usable and comprehensive security platform that would help health care providers exchange electronic health information.

The secure exchange of health information across devices and networks can be especially challenging for smaller health care providers, NIST said in its announcement.  A great number of small, medium and large health care providers may not have the sufficient security infrastructure or expertise to respond to multiple client devices and the variety of health data exchange standards, NIST said.

Following successful demonstrations, NIST will publish a description of the security platform so that other organizations can develop products to meet the program's objectives.

Posted by Susan Miller on Jan 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM


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