§11-188-4 - Goals.

§11-188-4 Goals.

         The goals of data governance at the agency are to:

         (1) Promote the use of claims data to enable studies on the cost and quality of care, population health, health disparities, consumer transparency in the cost and quality of health care, health care planning, and to inform public policy;

         (2) Protect the privacy and security of data and information under the stewardship of the agency;

         (3) Support a culture of responsible data use for informed and actionable decision making;

         (4) Promote the use of resources to meet the data and information needs of the community;

         (5) Increase transparency and accountability to the public and policymakers by providing access to relevant information;

         (6) Establish reasonable and cost-effective methods of data collection for providers of health insurance; and

         (7) Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and county statutes, rules, and policies with regard to data that falls within the purview of this chapter, and subject to the confidentiality and privacy laws that govern the reporter that supplied the data, including allowable uses and disclosures required by law, public health activities, and health oversight activities, which shall include but not be limited to:

         (A) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010);

         (B) Section 2794 of the Public Health Service Act, including but not limited to prohibitions on conflicts of interest in the governance of data centers;

         (C) The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA,) Pub. L. No. 104-191, 110 Stat. 1936 (1996), and its regulations at 45 C.F.R. parts 160, 160, and 164;

         (D) Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 226 (2009); and

         (E) Protection of Human Subjects, 45 C.F.R. section 46.

        [Eff MAR 17 2018 ]

         (F) (Auth: HRS §§323D-12, 323D-18.5, 323D-62) (Imp: HRS §§323D-12, 323D-18.5)

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