In this testimony, Claudia Williams addresses this goal of maintaining public trust by making privacy a critical enabler of information sharing and health IT adoption, and in particular the architecture choices needed to support trusted information sharing.
The remarks focus on three key points:
- Adopt a Framework‐Based Approach. The full array of foundational privacy principles, sound network design and strong governance and accountability are all needed and must work together to assure trusted information sharing.
- Ensure that Policy Guides Technology. Policy goals must shape technology choices, including standards and architecture, and not vice versa.
- Stimulate Innovative Models for Protecting and Sharing Information. Public investments should support and encourage innovative models to achieve our health goals and protect information.