About the Center
The Center on Medical Record Rights and Privacy is based at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, a non-partisan multi-disciplinary group of faculty and staff dedicated to conducting research on key issues in health policy and health services research. The Center is dedicated to raising public awareness of the rights and responsibilities associated with medical records and other health information.
The Center focuses on a range of topics related to consumers' rights to their own medical records and privacy protections afforded to this information. The Center has expertise in the Health Privacy Rule issued under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act as well as state laws that address medical record rights and privacy. The Center provides information on these topics to a broad range of stakeholders such as policy makers, health care professionals, consumers, and the media through research studies, policy analyses, testimony, and consumer guides.