In this article published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Partner Kirk Nahra assesses options for moving forward to address emerging gaps and an evolving health care industry.
Excerpt: In the U.S., we do not, today, have a national privacy law. Pressure from the EU and California are driving an extensive national debate on this topic. But how is this pressure impacting the health care industry, both today and going forward? Part one of this two-part series explored how we got to where we are today with health care privacy. This second installment assesses options for moving forward to address emerging gaps and an evolving health care industry. Why? Because the substantial history behind the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act experience to date also provides meaningful insight into how a future privacy law could work.