GAO testimony outlines privacy strategy
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.

The complete report is available at: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07988t.pdf.