Throughout its history, Connecting for Health has focused on connecting Americans to their personal health information and health-related services.
Phase 5 began in 2007. In June 2008, with support from more than 50 organizations, Markle released the Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information, a set of policy and technology practices encourage appropriate handling of personal health information as it flows to and from personal health records (PHRs) and similar applications or services.
The Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information offers consumer-centric policy and technology recommendations for the private and secure exchange of personal health records.
The Common Framework resources are intended to foster network relationships and, ultimately, to enhance trust among consumers, health data sources, and consumer access services.
This policy brief explores how “Millie” — a 21st Century consumer — would benefit under a Common Framework to help her obtain and control electronic copies of her personal health information and connect to health information services.
The brief provides an overview of the technology resources in the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information, and it is the companion to the Consumer Policy Brief.
The Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information has been endorsed by 57 diverse organizations in both the public and private sector.
Diverse groups endorse Markle’s collaboration to increase consumer access to personal health information.