Deborah C. Peel
Deborah C. Peel détails
- Pays : États-Unis
- Région : Austin (Texas)
- Fonction : Leader of the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy
- Compagnie : Patient Privacy Rights
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Deborah C. Peel MD is a practicing physician and national expert on health privacy. She became active in privacy rights at the federal level in 1993 when the Clinton Healthcare Initiative required every doctor-patient encounter to be entered in a federal health database. She advocated first as an individual and later on behalf of state and national medical specialty organizations for patient control of access to medical records. She presents at national panels and Congressional briefings, has provided state and federal testimony, and is widely quoted in trade journals and the national press.
In 2002, she was a plaintiff in Citizens for Health v. Leavitt. Plaintiffs sought to restore the right of consent which was eliminated when the HIPAA Privacy Rule was amended. Ultimately the case lost at the appellate level and in 2006 the Supreme Court did not accept the appeal. The lawsuit showed the need for a national consumer organization dedicated to restoring patient privacy.
In 2004, Dr. Peel founded Patient Privacy Rights to educate and empower Americans to preserve and protect their fundamental human and civil rights to health information privacy. In 2006 Dr. Peel formed the bipartisan Coalition for Patient Privacy, now representing over 10.3 million Americans. In 2007, Microsoft Corporation joined the Coalition. The Coalition’s principles form the core of the historic new federal consumer protections enacted in the 2009 stimulus bill: a ban on the sale of protected health information without consent, audit trails of all disclosures, the ability to segment sensitive information, meaningful breach notice, the right to prevent disclosure of health data for payment and healthcare operations if payment is out-of-pocket, and encryption.
In June 2010, Patient Privacy Rights and the LBJ School of Public Affairs partnered to convene the first ever international Summit on the Future of Health Privacy in Washington, DC.
Dr. Peel debuted at #4 on Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2007, and has been listed 4 out of the last 5 years.