Dingell, Barton To Unveil Electronic Medical Records Bill

House Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell and ranking member Joe Barton plan to introduce legislation today aimed at accelerating the nationwide adoption of electronic medical records.

…But others, like Patient Privacy Rights founder Deborah Peel, are not impressed. “We still don’t have a common sense definition of privacy,” said Peel, who testified at the subcommittee hearing. She said the legislation is almost identical to the draft and “would never fly with the public.” She said the bill “needs to end the ‘commodification’ of health information because nobody should be able to use, sell, trade or disclose your electronic health records without your permission.”

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