The Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) Authority is developing the privacy, security and consent policies that will govern the exchange of patient data, utilizing health information exchange in Illinois. These policies include those that the ILHIE Authority is required to consider pursuant to an amendment to Illinois’ Mental Health Confidentiality Act enacted by the Illinois General Assembly on May 28th. The goal of this effort is to enable health care providers to electronically exchange patient health information in a secure environment that protects patient privacy and confidentiality.
HB1017 Overview - Fact Sheet
Consent Recommendations for Public Review - October 2013
On June 26, 2013 the ILHIE Authority convened the Illinois Patient Consent Management Workshop. The Workshop presented an opportunity for Illinois health care stakeholders to learn about important statutory changes to the Illinois Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act (MHDDCA) that facilitate HIE. Three Work Groups were formed and held inaugural meetings during the Workshop and have met regularly since to consider privacy, security and consent policies to govern the exchange of patient data utilizing HIE in Illinois. These policies included those for which the ILHIE Authority is responsible pursuant to the MHDDCA amendment, as well as breach notification. Work Group Chairs and Co-Chairs will present their Recommendations to the Data Security & Privacy Committee (DSPC) on October 30 and 31, 2013.
Oral public comments will be heard at the DSPC. Stakeholders interested in providing oral comment must email Krysta Heaney at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 29th. On behalf of the DSPC, the ILHIE Authority and OHIT will schedule public comment time for all interested parties in a manner that best ensures that the Committee meeting stays on schedule and addresses all business at hand.
Additionally, or in lieu of oral comments, stakeholders have been invited to submit written comments by Monday, October 28 at 5:00 pm to Krysta at the same email address mentioned above. Please click here to review the recommendations, as well as additional background information and resources.
Patient Consent Management Workshop - June 26, 2013
The ILHIE Authority has invited interested health care stakeholders to participate in any of the following three Work Groups that will provide recommendations that will ultimately be proposed to the ILHIE Authority on the management and implementation of ILHIE privacy, security and consent. Follow the links below for each of the work group pages:
- Patient Choice and Meaningful Disclosure Work Group: This Work Group will define the scope of patient opt-out consent and identify and recommend a set of appropriate rules, standards and data sharing provisions that shall apply to the ILHIE to meet the statutory requirements of HB1017. This Work Group will define the scope and content of meaningful disclosure in Illinois, as well as identify and recommend issues and topics that should be addressed by providers at the point of care and develop resources for use by providers.
Patient Consent Preferences and Data Security Work Group: The workgroup will proceed by first defining the current capabilities of the ILHIE and how these capabilities interact with connected health care service provider sites. The Work Group will work to demonstrate potential approaches to protecting patient data privacy based on prototypes recently developed in Illinois and at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Breach Response Protocol Work Group: This Work Group will consider, provide feedback and recommend amendments to the proposed ILHIE Authority’s breach response protocol work group. The protocol standardizes breach investigation and mitigation obligations arising from the use of the ILHIE between the ILHIE Authority and all participants. An approved breach response protocol will be incorporated into the ILHIE participant data sharing agreement.
If you're interested in participating in one of the work groups, please contact Krysta Heaney at krysta.heaney@Illinois.gov or (312) 814-9709.