Dr. Peel Testifies before Texas Public Health Committee

On Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 Patient Privacy Rights’ founder and chair testified before the Texas Public Health Committee on Health IT moving forward. Her presentation,“Patient Expectations for Health IT: Control over Health Records Privacy Solutions for HIE” is available here.  The agenda for the hearing is below as well as a link to a video of the hearing. The video provided is in the .ram format, and will play in RealPlayer and other limited mediums.

Video of the Public Health Committee Hearing

View a PDF of our briefing
View a PDF of our presentation
View the additional slides on Data Mining

Hearing Purpose: Determine how the state can best coordinate efforts to streamline health care delivery with health information technology (HIT). Identify areas in state law that affect the adoption and use of HIT. Recommend statutory changes as necessary.

Panels:

A. Overview and Update: Forming Frameworks and Consensus

Mr. Stephen Palmer: Director, Office of e-Health Coordination, Health and Human Services Commission
Mr. Manfred Sternberg: President, Texas Health Service Authority

B. Providers and Stakeholders: Updates and Ideas

Mr. Rob Thomas: CEO of Columbus Community Hospital, TORCH
Dr. Karen Van Wagner: Executive Director, North Texas Specialty Physicians Board Member, Sandlot, LLC
Mr. Ed Marx: CIO of Texas Health Resources
Dr. Robert W. Warren: Pediatric Rheumatologist, Texas Medical Association and the Texas Pediatric Society

C. Privacy Concerns: The Issue of Consent

Dr. Dave Wanser: Visiting Fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Deborah Peel: Founder and Chair of Patient Privacy Rights

D. Workforce Planning: Future Potential Needs for Texas

Mrs. Sue Biedermann MSHP, RHIA, FAHIMA: Chair, HIM Program, Texas State University
Dr. Jack Smith: Dean of the School of Health Information Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


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Public Comment