GAO testimony outlines privacy strategy

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Recent testimony before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed the steps the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is taking to ensure that privacy protection is part of a national HIT strategy. The report also identified challenges associated with protecting electronic health information within a nationwide health information network. Recommendations included defining and implementing an overall privacy approach that identified milestones and ensured key privacy principles were addressed.

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