Feds Seek Input on PHR Privacy

Published
  • October 27 2010, 4:57pm EDT

The Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Trade Commission will hold a day-long roundtable discussion on Dec. 3 at FTC headquarters in Washington to solicit industry input on privacy and security requirements for personal health records and related service providers.

HHS has enforcement jurisdiction for the health care breach notification rule mandated under the HITECH Act for HIPAA covered entities. The FTC has jurisdiction for breaches by non-HIPAA covered entities, particularly vendors of personal health records and online applications that interact with PHRs.

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