HHS Archive

Thoughts on the Health Privacy Summit (Day1)

I couldn’t make the full day of the 2014 International Health Privacy Summit, but I was able to listen to many of the early sessions online.  I settled in for the last two sessions in person, made it to the Brandeis award reception, and am settled in to process the …

Follow-up: HHS National Security Strategy

As a follow-up to my post yesterday about the US Department of Health and Human Services’ “National Health Security Strategy 2015-2018,” I’d like to respond to a few questions that arose surrounding the sources of data that would comprise a large, unified national health database. At risk of running afoul …

HHS “National Health Security Strategy” – Orwellian?

With all of the talk about the government overstepping boundaries in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks, any proposal to broaden the federal government’s reach into our personal data should raise some eyebrows.  It was probably only a matter of time before our health data was topic du jour. …

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