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CDT's McGraw Encourages Healthcare Stakeholder Participation

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 25, 2012

The Center for Democracy and Technology's Deven McGraw writes for iHealthBeat that even though the healthcare industry paid little attention to the White House's "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change," the two reports are in fact "very relevant for healthcare stakeholders." McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team advising federal healthcare leaders, notes the FTC's regulatory authority over a number of healthcare entities and the FTC and White House's encouragement of a multistakeholder process. If healthcare leaders fail to participate, they could be excluding themselves from "important conversations that could impact their operations."
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