New Mexico Health Care Privacy & Security Project - Legal Working Group

Health Sciences Center Compliance Office 
Randy J. McDonald
Geographic Area Served

New Mexico State-wide
Project Description
The Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) selected Research Triangle Institute (RTI) as a prime contractor to manage and coordinate a nationwide study to analyze state law barriers to the creation of interoperable health care exchanges. New Mexico is one of 34 states to have received a subcontract for the study from RTI. The subcontract was awarded to the New Mexico Department of Health. Work on this project is conducted by several work groups. The Legal Working Group will build on the work completed by the Variations Working Group which has reviewed 18 health information exchange scenarios provided by RTI as part of the study. Additionally, the Legal Working Group will review those business practices identified by the Variations Working Group as barriers to interoperabioliyt, and map those business practices to state and federal privacy, security, and health laws to determine whether the business practices identified as barriers are based on accurate interpretations of the law. The results of the Legal Working Group will then be passed on to the Solutions Working Group to identify potential solutions.

The various work groups will try to determine the barriers to inoperability of health care exchanges and those business practices as they related to state and federal privacy, security, and health laws.

Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address
UNM North Campus
Health Sciences Center
815 Vassar NE
 University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Compliance Office
Email Telephone
Randy J. McDonald 
Randy J. McDonald (505) 272-1493

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