A panel talks about new federal protections for medical privacy that went into effect April 14: what changed, why some consumer advocates say more needs to be done, the new responsibilities of health care professionals, and what to expect at the doctor’s office, the hospital, and the pharmacy.


  • Julie Rovner health policy correspondent for National Public Radio, author of "Health Care Policy and Politics A-Z," and contributing editor for National Journal's CongressDaily.
  • Melinda Hatton vice president and senior Washington, D.C. counsel for the American Hospital Association
  • Joy Pritts assistant research professor at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute

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