Regulatory professionals believe recently appointed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Chief Privacy Officer Kathryn Marchesini could face some challenges in her new role, GovInfoSecurity reports. Former ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts said Marchesini may run into issues if HHS does not provide her with proper resources. "In spite of what HHS says, it is clear that privacy is not the department's top priority. HHS appears to be planning on eliminating the CPO office while at the same time starving OCR in the budget," said Pritts. "These combined actions would leave privacy efforts woefully understaffed and underfunded."
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