We received notice today that we received U.S. Patent #US 8,281,370 for Managing Secure Sharing of Private Information Across Security Domains.

The abstract describes it as

Systems and methods for sharing information across at least two organization is described. A physical node may receive a request for authorization for a user in an organization to access an individual’s information in another organization. The request may be logged. The physical node may determine whether the user is authorized to access the individual’s information and, if it is, provide appropriate access.