Barton says privacy is a priority for health IT legislation

Andrew Noyes of Congress Daily reports:

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders hope to vote on legislation before the August recess that would create a national system of electronic medical records, Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton said today. He noted members working on changes to the bill, which passed a key subcommittee last month, “are making privacy a priority” even though the measure is chiefly a vehicle to speed the adoption of health information technology.

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