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    AAMC Responds to Sen. Cassidy’s Health Privacy RFI

    Len Marquez, Senior Director, Government Relations
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    The AAMC sent a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.), in response to a request for information (RFI) on how to modernize the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and improve Americans’ health data privacy. 

    In the letter, the AAMC expressed its appreciation for Cassidy’s “leadership in engaging stakeholders on how best to improve health privacy protections to safeguard sensitive information in balance with supporting advancements in medical research.” The letter also emphasized the importance of health data privacy and highlighted how “AAMC member health systems, hospitals, and faculty physicians have been leaders in ensuring that patient information is protected and are committed to ensuring use of such information is consistent with federal and state privacy laws.”