Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit


Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit


This toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practices, policies, and State laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange (HIE).

Assessing the variation in organization-level business practices enables regions, States, and territories to identify the variation in practices, policies, and laws that may present barriers to interoperable HIE. The assessment will help to identify specific practices that may pose challenges, as well as practices that facilitate interoperable exchange. This, in turn, will allow investigators to identify and propose practical solutions to barriers while preserving privacy and security requirements as defined by the local community and in applicable Federal and State laws and will enable them to develop detailed plans for implementing solutions.

The toolkit includes:
  • Section 1: Tools
    • Scenarios guide
    • Dimensions of business practices
    • Data collection templates
    • Guidelines for describing business practices
    • Example business practices
    • Stakeholder meeting discussion guide
    • Stakeholder meeting checklist
    • Stakeholder meeting debriefing guide
  • Section 2: Reference materials
    • Reference library
    • Existing guidance to support HIE implementation opportunities
    • Relevant legal requirements for health data exchange for health care organizations
    • Information technology privacy and security primer
    • Glossary


RTI International

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT


Release Date: 2007
Original Summary: July 2009
Last Updated: 02/20/13

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