Confidentiality Coalition

The Confidentiality Coalition is composed of a broad group of hospitals, medical teaching colleges, health plans, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, vendors of electronic health records, biotech firms, employers, health product distributors, pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, health information and research organizations, patient groups, and others founded to advance effective patient confidentiality protections.

Our mission is to advocate for policies and practices that safeguard the privacy of patients and healthcare consumers while, at the same time, enable the essential flow of information that is critical to the timely and effective delivery of healthcare, improvements in quality and safety, and the development of new lifesaving and life-enhancing medical interventions. We are committed to ensuring that consumers and thought leaders are aware of the privacy protections that are currently in place. And, as healthcare providers make the transition to a nationwide, interoperable system of electronic health information, we believe it is essential to replace the current mosaic of sometimes conflicting state privacy laws, rules, and guidelines with a strong, comprehensive national confidentiality standard.

HLC, through the Confidentiality Coalition, works closely with key legislators and regulators to ensure that privacy legislation and regulation do not impede efforts to provide safe, high-quality, and coordinated healthcare.

Confidentiality Coalition Members

American Clinical Laboratory Association
American Hospital Association
American Pharmacists Association
America’s Health Insurance Plans
Ascension Health
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of Clinical Research Organizations
Baylor Scott & White Health
Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Boeringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Cardinal Health
CIGNA Corporation
Cleveland Clinic
College of American Pathologists
C.R. Bard
CVS Caremark
Edwards Lifesciences
Eli Lilly
Express Scripts
Federation of American Hospitals
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Genetic Alliance
Health Care Service Corporation
Health Dialog
Healthcare Leadership Council
IMS Health
Indiana University Health
Intermountain Healthcare
inVentiv Health
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Marshfield Clinic
Mayo Clinic
McKesson Corporation
Medical Group Management Association
MemorialCare Health System
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
National Association of Health Underwriters
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
National Community Pharmacists Association
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Novo Nordisk
Owens & Minor
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Premier healthcare alliance
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
Sanofi US
SCAN Health Plan
Siemens Corporation
State Farm
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
Texas Health Resources
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Weight Watchers International
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange
ZS Associates