All Videos from the 2011 Health Privacy Summit Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

All Videos from Health Privacy Summit Now Available

**Note**: Videos can now all be found at http://www.healthprivacysummit.org.

AUSTIN, Texas, July 21, 2011 – Organizers of the June 13th, D.C. Health Privacy Summit, “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World”, today announced the release of all videos from the Summit.

Videos include all of the morning panel sessions, the keynote speakers, as well as the final session: “Looking Forward – The 2012 Health Privacy Agenda.” These panels include academics, advocates, government officials, health care providers, industry executives, and technology experts, who discussed the major technical, legal, and cultural issues and solutions to privacy and patient control over personal health information in electronic health systems and data exchanges.

Video Highlights:

  • *Jeff Rosen, Author and Professor of Law at George Washington University, interviewed Alan Westin, Author, Of Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Arnall Golden and Gregory, Atlanta and Washington DC, for the keynote session titled, “What do research and history tell us about privacy today?
  • *Anita Allen, Deputy Dean at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, moderated the first session titled: “Contrasting Beliefs about Privacy Protection in the Digital Era.” She utilized the diverse panel to spark the exciting discussions about health information privacy that continued throughout the day.
  • *The third of the case study panels featured a discussion of the Sorrell vs. IMS Health case. This panel titled, “Secondary uses of personal health information in health databases” included the Assistant Attorney General from the state of Vermont and the Chief Privacy Officer from IMS Health, along with consumer, government, academic, and international experts.

For the full agenda, more information on the panels, and links to each video, see: http://www.healthprivacysummit.org/agenda.

“Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World”, was jointly hosted by The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation.

The summit was interactive and audience members participated in work groups to identify urgent health privacy issues, along with identifying the immediate steps needed to deliver responsible and realistic solutions, a synopsis of which will be forthcoming.

For up-to-date health privacy information, Summit materials and resources, visit: http://www.healthprivacysummit.org

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The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is a graduate component of The University of Texas at Austin. The School’s mission is to develop leaders and innovative ideas that will help our state, the nation and the international community address critical public policy challenges in an ever increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

Patient Privacy Rights is the nation’s leading health privacy watchdog and leading consumer voice for building ethical, trustworthy HIT systems. For more information, visit: http://patientprivacyrights.org

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