The federally chartered Health IT Policy Committee met Friday, and a recording of the entire meeting is posted on HHS' website, so even if you missed the meeting, just click and you'll have it.
Samantha Burch, director of healthcare policy and research at the Federation of American Hospitals, spoke during the public comment period at the tail end of the meeting about the work of the committee's privacy and security tiger team. The tiger team is hustling to get its recommendations to the full Health IT Policy Committee, which is to advise the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
ONC, in turn, will no doubt advise HHS' Office for Civil Rights on changes to the privacy law under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The HIPAA amendments are in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.