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Founder & President – Dr. Deborah Peel

E-mail: privacy@patientprivacyrights.org

Phone: (512) 732-0033


Interview Archive

US Health Privacy Summit: Healthcare data on devices ‘open to more people than we think’ – Health IT Central – June 8, 2016

Health Secrets for Sale – KEYE TV’s Bettie Cross interviews Dr. Deborah Peel 

Health Info Security Wearable Health Tech host, Marianne Kolbasuk McGee interviews
Dr. Deborah Peel HERE (audio length 15:49)

Privacy Piracy Host, Mari Frank, Esq. interviews Dr. Deborah Peel HERE

“Hospitals spying on patients’ consumer data?” – Fox Business

The Willis Report with Gerri Willis on Fox Business News, July 8, 2014 – Interview about what consumer health data says about your habits with Dr. Peel: “Hospitals Spying on Patients’ Consumer Data?


Patient Privacy Laws: Dr. Deborah Peel talks about patient privacy laws in light of AOL Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong’s controversial decision to cut employee retirement benefits in order to offset increased health insurance costs on C-SPAN with Peter Slen, February 14, 2014


Is Your Healthcare Privacy at Risk? Dr. Deborah Peel debates Heritage Foundation Director of Security Policy Steve Bucci on the fallout from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong’s comments on Fox Business News with Gerri Willis, February 11, 2014

What Your Boss Knows About Your Health: CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, February 11, 2014


Can Big Data Make Healthcare Better, Cheaper? Dr. Deborah Peel is interviewed Warren Olney of NPR affiliate KCRW. She is joined by fellow panelists, Joel Dudley, Iya Khalil, and Nortin Handler, December 12, 2013

Electronic Medical Records and Privacy: WSJExperts Spreecast, November 18, 2013


Obamacare and Privacy: Michael Isikoff of NBC Nightly News Interviews Dr. Deborah Peel, October 30, 2013    


A Home For Millions of Texas Medical Records: An Interview with Dr. Deborah Peel, KERA Breakthroughs, October 16, 2013

The Future of Health Privacy in Healthcare: An Interview with Dr. Deborah Peel, Patient Know Best Blog, September 10, 2013

Fox News Interview With Dr. Deborah Peel & Marc Rotenberg from EPIC Privacy Info Center, May 21, 2013

Dr. Peel on Nightly Business Report discussing CVS Wellness Program, March 21, 2013 (segment begins around the 13:56 min mark)

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, March 20, 2013 – Dr. Peel speaks about the potentially “destructive” nature of CVS’s new Wellness Program in Stephanie Gosk’s report

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, March 20, 2013 – Dr. Peel’s interview for Steve Osunsami’s report on the CVS Wellness Program

Good Morning America, March 20, 2013 – Dr. Peel’s interview with Steve Osunsami about the CVS Wellness Program

CNN’s OutFront with Erin Burnett, March 19, 2013 – Dr. Peel discusses the CVS Wellness Program with Erin Burnett and Reihan Salam

Health Privacy Rights – Interview with Dr. Deborah Peel on America in the Balance, March 15, 2012
OK-SAFE, Inc.  recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Deborah C. Peel, founder and Chair of Patient Privacy Rights, a non-profit organization formed in 2004 to promote patient privacy and the protection of personally identifiable health information.

HIStalk Interviews Deborah Peel MD, Founder, Patient Privacy Rights, October 3, 2011

Interview: Protecting patient privacy rights in a wired world, May 10, 2011
In this podcast, Andy Oram interviews Dr. Deborah Peel of Patient Privacy Rights about Getting IT Right:  Protecting Patient Privacy Rights in a Wired World, a pre-conference to be held in conjunction with the illustrious Computers, Freedom, and Privacy
conference this year.

Hospitals consider paper-free records, April 10, 2009
Ashley Katz, in an interview with Marketplace, weighs the efficiency and easy of medical records against the real privacy concerns that lead to discrimination based on health.
Listen to this interview

Dangers of Online Medical Records, March 5, 2009
On Fox Business News Dr. Deborah Peel discusses Health IT in the Stimulus Package as well as why online health records need to begin with privacy.

New RWJF Podcast Series Looks at the Power of Personal Health Records, July 25, 2008
Deborah C. Peel, MD speaks about the need for privacy in PHR technology
Read Story and Listen to Podcast (Dr. Peel can be heard at the end of Part 1 of the Podcast)


NPR – Doctor Blogs Raise Concerns About Patient Privacy Rights, March 13, 2008
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD and others
Read and/or Listen to this interview

Alliance for Health Reform and Divided We Fail – Washington, D.C., February 29, 2008
“Health Information Technology and Privacy: Is There a Path to Consensus?”
Panel Discussion with Deborah C. Peel, MD
View a briefing of the panel

MDNG at HIMSS Healthcare IT Conference & Exhibition, February 26, 2008
Exclusive interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD after speaking at HIMSS
Watch this interview

NYC Mandates Reporting of Diabetes Test Results, NPR, February 22, 2008
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD and others
Listen to this interview.

Madison’s Progressive Talk with Lee Rayburn, February 20, 2008
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD
Listen to this Interview.
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ICYou – Intensive Content for Your Health, 2007
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD
Watch this Interview.

Government Health IT, 2007
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD
Listen to this Interview.

Medical Records at Your Fingertips, Marketplace, December 8, 2006
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD
Listen to this Interview.

INN World Report via YouTube, September 18, 2006
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD Chairman, Patient Privacy Rights. Discussed Presidential Executive Order on electronic patient records.
View this video.

Health Business Policy – FDA Moves to Eliminate ‘Informed Consent’ by Patients in Pandemic Context of a ‘Public Health Emergency,” June 11, 2006
What Are the Implications of This in A Medical Privacy Context And In the Context of Patients’ Rights? Will a ‘Pandemic Emergency’ Essentially Nullify Medical Privacy and Patients’ Rights ?

On June 7, 2006 the Federal Drug Administration issued a new rule eliminating ‘informed consent’ in a public health emergency and putting other measures into effect. The Chairperson of the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, Dr. Deborah Peel, discusses both the apparent lack of due process in respect to the FDA’s move and other concerns about the new rule itself.
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Patient Privacy: The Battle Over Your Medical Records, HealthTalk Live! with Judy Foreman, May 3, 2006.
Listen to This Interview. (Reference to Index page; scroll for May 3, 2006 Interview)

Privacy Piracy, March 8, 2006
Interview with Deborah C. Peel, MD
Listen to This Interview.