Research & Publications
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
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.
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.