[ Friday, June 03, 2005 ]
URAC's new guidelines for health care websites:
If you have a healthcare website that is interactive, you should certainly adopt the website standards promulgated by the accreditating organization URAC. They have recently revised them, and you can find the preliminary version here
. It's all very common-sensical (for example, visitors should be required to positively opt-in prior to your use of their identifying or medical information), but it is useful to review these standards and abide by them. You may not want to actually get accredited by URAC (although it's a nice certificate to put on your website), but even if you don't get accreditation, these types of standards will still be the benchmark if your site gets hacked and/or you use or disclose information in a way that makes a website visitor mad.
Jeff [9:27 AM]
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