Protecting Patient Data

Protecting Patient Data


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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was developed to protect the privacy of patients and ensure patient data is appropriately secured, but policy can hinder the ability to quickly share information for improved health care delivery. Agencies are learning new ways to keep privacy in mind while enabling data-driven health care. Hear more from Elisabeth Meyers, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, ONC Ed Macko, Global Vice President & General Manager for Healthcare & Life Sciences, IBM, Vivian OTA WANG, Lead: Policy, Ethics and COVID Activities, Office of Data Science Strategy, NIH and Dr. John Scott, Acting Director, Data Management & Analytics, VHA.