The eHealth Initiative and the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health are jointly sponsoring a two-day Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop on September 13-14, 2006.

The Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop is designed for organizations and communities who must adopt security and confidentiality principles, practices, and implementations required for more comprehensive exchange and use of patient-centered clinical information.

Drawing on national experts who have implemented policies and procedures in the course of their clinical data exchange, this workshop will be an intense, hands-on experience. Designed to provide attendees with a high-level plan of action for surveying their local and state policy and legal climate, develop consensus, and accelerate the development of policies and procedures required to create secure and confidential use of patient-centered clinical information across traditional organizational boundaries.

The workshop will cover a spectrum of relevant activities:

Topics covered in this workshop include:

Target Audience

Designed for leaders in health plans, health delivery organizations, regional health information organizations, consultants, legal professionals, and representatives from consumer and professional groups. The workshop will be highly interactive and participatory. Because of the frequent use of small group tasks and the wide range of activities covered, we recommend interested organizations send at least two individuals so that the broadest national and community perspective will be obtained.