Journal Articles

A proposed national healthcare information network architecture and complementary preemption of state health information privacy laws

2011, American Business Law Journal

John W. Hill, Arlen Langvardt, Anne P. Massey, J. E. Rinehart

Abstract

The U.S. is currently experiencing a healthcare crisis including problems of quality and
affordability. A national health information network (NHIN) holds great potential for reducing
these problems by linking healthcare-related entities and patients to provide real-time
information flow. The current evolutionary strategy for NHIN development is resulting in an
unaffordable delay. NHIN architecture and patient privacy laws are interdependent, and
information flow is impeded by disparate state privacy laws layered onto federal law. We
propose a revolutionary NHIN architecture and a complementary framework for preemptive
federal law that will allow a true NHIN to develop much faster.

Citation

Hill, J., A. Langvardt, A. P. Massey, and J. E. Rinehart (2011), "A proposed national healthcare information network architecture and complementary preemption of state health information privacy laws," American Business Law Journal, 48 (3), 2011, 503-595.