Cassidy: ‘Gray Area’ Of Health Data Privacy Can Be Fixed By HIPAA

By Emma Beavins / February 21, 2024 at 5:02 PM
Senate health committee ranking member Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on Wednesday (Feb. 21) detailed his policy ideas for beefing up health data privacy protections based on responses to his September 2023 request for information . The recommendations primarily include tweaking the existing health data privacy law, HIPAA, to fix small issues, setting a federal floor of protections for the “gray area” of health apps, wearables and commercial genetic testing data, and adding protections for patients whose data may be used for...

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