Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Board Members from Harvard, Microsoft, and UT Austin Join Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

The Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) Foundation, which positions itself as the nation’s health privacy watchdog, announced new board members from Harvard, Microsoft, and University of Texas at Austin.

The new board members include
  • Latanya Sweeney, director of Harvard's Data Privacy Lab
  • Andrew Dillon, Ph.D., Dean and Professor at the University of Texas School of Information
  • Michael Stokes, Director of the Compliance Policy, Health Solutions Group at Microsoft

The board Chair Deborah C. Peel, MD. founded PPR in 2004 to "speak and advocate for the patient's right to health privacy". Dr. Peel has been chosen as one of Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Influential in Healthcare" four times in the last five years.
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Sources:
(a) Patient Privacy Rights Foundation Welcomes New Board Members - Patient Privacy Rights, 1/23/2012

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