History

2004—Patient Privacy Rights is founded by Dr. Deborah C. Peel, a practicing physician, Freudian psychoanalyst, and leading health privacy expert.


2006—PPR, under the leadership of Dr. Peel, forms the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy.


January 2007—PPR receives 501c3 public charity status.


2007—Dr. Peel lands the #4 spot on Modern Healthcare’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”


2008—Dr. Peel once again makes Modern Healthcare’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”


2009—PPR and the Coalition for Patient Privacy work to ensure historic new privacy and security protections are added to HITECH, the technology portion of the stimulus bill.


2011—Dr. Peel and PPR play an instrumental role in the development and passage of HB 300, a Texas Bill that sets a high bar for protecting medical data. Rep. Lois Kolkhorst’s landmark legislation protects Texans’ health data by banning the for-profit sale of personal health information and toughening privacy laws on personal medical records.


2011—Dr. Peel again listed as one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”


June 2011—PPR serves as the catalyst for creating and hosting the 1st International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy: Getting IT Right


June 2012—PPR hosts the 2nd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy: Is There An American Health Privacy Crisis?


June 2012—PPR supports the launch of theDataMap.org, a project intended to document the flows of personal data in the United States.


September 2012—PPR introduces its Trust Framework, which is a set of 75+ auditable criteria that measure how much technology protects data privacy. It offers healthcare consumers the ability to control their most sensitive and sacred personal information by empowering them to make meaningful choices about HIT systems and products.


January 2013—Dr. Peel is named one of the “Top Ten Influencers in Health InfoSec” by HealthcareInformationSecurity.


May 2013—Dr. Adrian Gropper joins PPR as its Chief Technology Officer


June 2013—PPR hosts the 3rd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy: The Value of Health Data vs. Privacy—How Can the Conflict Be Resolved?


PPR History - Timeline