This report is the fourth in a series to be produced under RTI International’s contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The contract, entitled Privacy and Security Solutions for Interoperable Health Information Exchange, is managed by AHRQ and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The following report is a summary of 34 separate final reports submitted by 33 states and one
territory as subcontractors to RTI; these subcontractors form the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC).1 The Assessment of Variation and Analysis of Solutions (AVAS) report comprises the final reports submitted by the 34 subcontracted state teams and represents a “final look” at the major areas states have identified as presenting challenges to the privacy and security of electronic health information exchange and
potential solutions to those issues raised. This summary report captures the highlights from the 34 reports and presents some of the major crosscutting themes that have been raised during the state teams’ discussions.