Jun 142008
 

From EPIC.org:

In response to a request from Congressman Edward Markey, EPIC recommended strong medical privacy safeguards in a bill that would establish a national framework for electronic health records. EPIC commended Congress for raising the vital issues implicated by digital health records, and recommended effective and meaningful privacy safeguards for consumers’ personal medical information. EPIC detailed the privacy threats posed by electronic medical records, and recommended that Congress: recognize Americans’ right to the privacy of their personal health information; provide enhanced protections for especially sensitive medical information; give patients the right to sue if their medical privacy is beached; and require commonsense security measures. For more, see EPIC’s page on medical privacy.