[ Monday, December 29, 2008 ]
Healthcare IT and Privacy at war:
BNA has a report
(subscription required) on some current conflicting letters urging action by the new Congress on healthcare IT and patient privacy. It seems the Confidentiality Coalition is urging
Congress to encourage and stimulate spending on healthcare IT, but wants to make sure they don't overdo it with privacy protections that hinder HIT adoption. Of course, the privacy zealots, led by Patient Privacy Rights on behalf of the Coalition for Patient Privacy (obviously, calling your organization a "coalition" is half the battle), warns
the Congressmen that their every medical secret will be broadcast to the general public if they follow the advice of the other coalition.
Jeff [3:45 PM]
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