(20 ILCS 3934/15)
    Sec. 15. EHR plan. The EHR plan shall include, but not be limited to, a consideration of all of the following:
        (1) key components of and standards for comprehensive
    
EHR systems for recording, storing, analyzing and accessing patient health information, assisting with health care decision-making and quality assurance, and providing for online health care;
        (2) consistent data elements, definitions, and
    
formats that should be incorporated in EHR systems;
        (3) analysis of costs and benefits in implementing
    
EHR by various types and sizes of health care providers;
        (4) survey of equipment, technical assistance, and
    
resources that would be necessary to assist smaller health care providers with EHR implementation and utilization;
        (5) standards, technology platforms, and issues
    
related to patient access to their individual medical and health data;
        (6) a potential phase-in plan for implementing EHR by
    
health care providers throughout Illinois; and
        (7) patient privacy, security, and compliance with
    
applicable rules set forth in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
(Source: P.A. 94-646, eff. 8-22-05.)