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ONC, NIST partner on $1 million initiative to fuel federated identity and health data privacy

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting up $1million to find a new approach for patients and providers to access health records in a joint endeavor with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Instead of piling up individual accounts for each provider a patient sees – dentist, specialist, primary care, in the doctor’s office or in the hospital – NIST and ONC are looking for ways to streamline the entire process by enabling a single credential across multiple providers, officials said.

“For providers, making strides in the efficiency of accessing medical records means time and money saved – and, if done right, better outcomes for security and privacy – what NIST calls a “Federated Identity,’” NIST deputy director Michael Garcia wrote in a blog announcing the pilot.

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