HIMSS Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Personal Health Data

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In the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, there is great concern in the current climate about the erosion of trust in the healthcare system’s ability to protect personal health information. 

As a global advisor and thought leader, our organization believes it is critical to support the establishment of policies that ensure privacy, data protection, and secure information exchange that are universally true, regardless of the country in which they are applied. HIMSS’s mandate is to advance policy change to ensure the proper and beneficial use of information and technology to achieve our vision to realize the full health potential of every human, everywhere.

Our commitment to global health equity demands availability of safe and secure health information exchange to eliminate the potential misuse of data. We are analyzing any impact on HIPAA privacy and security, interoperability, and the confidentiality of the patient-provider relationship.

We will continue to focus on protecting personal health data consistent with the HIMSS mission to reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.

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