House Health IT Bill Builds Off of Older Legislation

Despite bipartisan consensus that the U.S. health system could benefit from health IT legislation, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle seem to be stumped on the question of what kind of particulars a health IT bill should contain.

… Deborah Peel, founder of the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, said, “Now is your opportunity to define privacy … and protect Americans.” Peel added that patients’ right to privacy should not be delegated to others.

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