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Privacy & Security Policy

Personal Health Records (PHR) Roundtable

The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) hosted a free day-long public Roundtable on "Personal Health Records — Understanding the Evolving Landscape" on December 3, 2010. The Roundtable was designed to inform ONC’s Congressionally mandated report on privacy and security requirements for non-Covered Entities (non-CEs), with a focus on personal health records (PHRs) and related service providers (Section 13424 of the HITECH Act).

The Roundtable included four panels of prominent researchers, legal scholars, and representatives of consumer, patient, and industry organizations. It addressed the current state and evolving nature of PHRs and related technologies (including mobile technologies and social networking), consumer and industry expectations and attitudes toward privacy and security practices, and the pros and cons of different approaches to the requirements that should apply to non-CE PHRs and related technologies.

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Read blog post on Personal Health Records: A Focus on Privacy and Security by HHS Privacy Officer Joy Pritts

PHR Roundtable Transcript [PDF - 975 KB]