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ONC to Sponsor Medical Identity Theft Town Hall

August 22, 2008
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, D.C.), is sponsoring a town hall meeting that will focus on how medical identity theft should be addressed in the health IT environment.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Federal Trade Commission Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Healthcare stakeholders from the public and private sectors will share their knowledge and experience and gain insights into trends and future developments, says the org.

For more information about the event, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/healthit. To RSVP, send an email to MedIDTheftTownHall@hhs.gov indicating whether you plan to attend in person or by webcast. There is no fee associated with this event.

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Good to know. I will add this to my calendar. A big part of my job - is to promote transparence in the state of Georgia on health issues.

I look forward to get involve in discussion along the line of involving patients and patient advocates in the policy development process to fighting against medical identity theft, at all levels, inlcuding organizations.

I have a mandate to better informed all Georgia citizens on privacy rights and patient preferences through our transparency initiatives, which will increase trust in statewide exchange of health information.

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