21st Century Cures Act Implications

The 21st Century Cures Act passed the House of Representatives easily, and is now headed to the Senate. This bill will have significant impact on health research and patient privacy.

There are some clearly good things in the Act, such as pushes to improve research collaboration, modernizing clinical trials, and increased funding for the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration. Yet there are also concerns for what these changes mean when it comes to the rigor and evidence requirements for the approval of drugs and medical devices. This bill also means changes to HIPAA that affect privacy and how patient information is shared.

Join us for the webinar, 21st Century Cures Act Implications for Privacy and Research.

In this presentation, we will:

  • Provide an overview of the main elements of the 21st Century Cures Act;
  • Discuss the proposed to changes to HIPAA, their rationale, and their implications; and,
  • Present other changes to HIPAA that have been highlighted by the Health IT Policy Committee that are not being addressed by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Speakers include:

Kirk Nahra, Partner, Wiley Rein @kirkjnahrawork

Mr. Nahra represents a wide variety of companies on privacy, data security, cyber-security and security breach issues across the country and internationally.   He chairs the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice. A long-time member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and editor of IAPP’s Privacy Advisor, he speaks and writes widely on a broad variety of privacy and data security issues.

Khaled El Emam, CEO, Privacy Analytics @kelemam

Dr. El Emam is also a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Director of the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory (EHIL), conducting academic research on de-identification and re-identification risk. He is a world-renowned expert in statistical de-identification and re-identification risk. He is one of only a handful of individual experts in North America qualified to certify the anonymization of Protected Health Information under the HIPAA privacy law.

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