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CDT Testifies Before House Health Subcommittee on Adoption, Use of Health IT

CDT’s Health Privacy Project Director Deven McGraw testified today before the House Health Subcommittee during a hearing on promoting the adoption and use of health information technology. McGraw said that enhanced privacy and security built into health IT systems will bolster consumer trust and confidence; that move will help spur a more rapid adoption of health IT and the realization of its potential benefits. In her testimony, McGraw outlined a comprehensive privacy and security framework that would set clear parameters for access, use and disclosure of personal health information for all entities engaged in e-health.