Patient Privacy Rights Recommends Changes on New Health IT Bill

Dr. Deborah Peel, founder and chair of Patient Privacy Rights and leader of the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy testifies today before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, and makes privacy recommendations for the new draft Health IT bill, “HITEC.” We ask Congress to ensure both progress and privacy in revisions to the bill.
Patient Privacy Rights is urging Congress to include the definition of privacy and restore Americans’ right to consent to the use and disclosure of their personal information. The definition of privacy is “an individual’s right to control the acquisition, uses, or disclosures of his or her identifiable health data.”

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