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FTC/HHS to Hold December Roundtable on PHR

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 28, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a daylong roundtable discussion on December 3 in Washington, DC, to solicit industry input on privacy and security requirements for personal health records and related service providers, Health Data Management reports. The event, to be held at FTC headquarters, will include four panel discussions between researchers, legal scholars and industry stakeholders, the report states. The discussion aims to address the "current state and evolving nature of PHRs...consumer and industry expectations and attitudes toward privacy and security practices," among other topics. A public comment period will begin in November.
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