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HHS Strengthens Health Information Privacy

July 8, 2010

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces important new rules and resources to strengthen the privacy of health information and to help all Americans understand their rights and the resources available to safeguard their personal health data. 

Led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), HHS is working with public and private partners to ensure that, as we expand the use of health information technology to drive improvements in the quality and effectiveness of our nation's health care system, Americans can trust that their health information is protected and secure.