S.444 - National Health Information Technology and Privacy Advancement Act of 2009

A bill to provide for the establishment of a health information technology and privacy system. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to provide for the establishment of a health information technology and privacy system. as introduced.
  • Short: National Health Information Technology and Privacy Advancement Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

National Health Information Technology and Privacy Advancement Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) provide federal governmental assistance to the planning and development of, and provide for the implementation of, a national program for the establishmen

Official Summary

National Health Information Technology and Privacy Advancement Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) provide federal governmental assistance to the planning and development of, and provide for the implementation of, a national program for the establishment and operation of a national health information technology and privacy system;
(2) ensure that timely arrangements are made under which there can be national participation in the establishment and use of the system; and
(3) provide for incentives for the adoption and use of health information technology that improves the quality and efficiency of patient care.Establishes the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.Authorizes the establishment of a nonprofit national health information technology and privacy corporation to:
(1) plan, initiate, construct, own, manage, and operate a national health information technology and privacy system;
(2) furnish access to individuals and to authorized providers and payers of health care services; and
(3) specify rules for allowing access to non-identifiable health care data for public health and research purposes.

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