Senate White Paper on Privacy

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), the Ranking Member of the HELP Committee, released a white paper based on a previous RFI regarding privacy and HIPAA. A summary of the recommendations is below. 

This white paper is based on ideas submitted, as well as the Senator’s own thoughts. While interoperability is not specifically mentioned in any of the recommendations, it is included as an important goal, and foundation, to these efforts.


The paper considers data in three buckets.

HIPAA Protected Data


Data in a “gray area” regarding HIPAA protection


Data outside HIPAA