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Experts debate privacy regulation
Modern Healthcare

Is there too much regulation of healthcare information privacy, or too little? That was a key question that largely went unanswered for more than an hour, but sparked a lively debate among panelists and the audience at the 2nd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy in Washington. Probably the most provocative statement during that June 5 debate came from panelist and privacy lawyer James Pyles, of the Washington firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, who called on rule makers to add a definition of privacy principles to federal privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.