The International Association of Privacy Professionals hosts its Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC on March 9-11.  Those who are interested in health privacy may be especially interested in the following session on March 11 from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm:

Notions of Health Privacy as a Function of Technology, Law and Policy

As medical records move from paper charts to databases, notions of privacy in the area of healthcare area have changed significantly, and will continue to do so. Legal rights and responsibilities regarding health information have emerged, and policymakers have contended with competing stakeholder interests. Explore how technology has made health privacy both more and less possible, and has created new questions regarding health privacy, especially in a time when new media and social networking have made private lives more public. This session will examine how legal rights and responsibilities regarding health privacy have emerged from legislatures, prosecutors and courts, and how government has had to balance patient perspectives with the interests of health providers, health plans, the IT community and other stakeholders.

Jodi Daniel, Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Demetrios Kouzoukas, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Former Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Kerry Weems, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Health Solutions, Vantage; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 

What you’ll take away:

  • Overview of significant legal developments, including regulatory and legislative developments, and enforcement efforts
  • Insights into how legal rights and responsibilities in the health privacy area may change as notions of privacy in healthcare change
  • A sense of how government agencies look at these issues

If you miss the session, but are interested in the discussion, please contact