Dr. Deborah Peel to Participate in Privacy and Security Authors’ Roundtable at HIMSS

Will Highlight Solutions for Meaningful Consent


AUSTIN, Texas--()--Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) Foundation founder Dr. Deborah Peel discusses technologies and laws needed to address the gaps and flaws in the Omnibus Privacy Rule. Restoring patient control over PHI will be a key topic discussed at the authors’ roundtable from 11:00 AM to noon on Tuesday, March 5 at the HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The event, which brings together luminaries to discuss security and privacy issues within healthcare, is scheduled to be held in room 213 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Peel will join her co-authors to talk about pressing privacy issues raised in HIMSS’s just released book, Information Privacy in the Evolving Healthcare Environment. As a co-author, Dr. Peel’s contributing chapter discusses patients’ rights to privacy and consent and outlines the auditable criteria of PPR’s Trust Framework, which includes 15 clear principles to ensure meaningful consent within all electronic systems.

An advocate for patients’ rights to health privacy since 2004, when she formed PPR, Dr. Peel has led the charge for more stringent data privacy and security protections, as well as tough new enforcement and penalties for violations that were included in the January 2013 release of the Omnibus Privacy Rule.

About Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

PPR is a bipartisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure patients control the collection, use, and disclosure of sensitive personal health information in electronic systems. It has over 12,000 members in all 50 states and leads the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy, representing over 10.3 million Americans.

PPR speaks on behalf of the public, encourages thoughtful debate on urgent privacy issues and solutions, and created the annual International Summits on the Future of Health Privacy held at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC, see: www.healthprivacysummit.org.


Patient Privacy Rights Foundation
Katherine Johnson, 512-732-0033