Joy Pritts, J.D., is an independent consultant helping IT companies develop and implement innovative strategies, policies and practices on health information privacy, security and individual access. Joy has over 15 years expertise in the health information privacy field. She founded and led the Center on Medical Record Rights at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute where, among other things, she analyzed and published reports on HIPAA, the Common Rule, federal substance abuse confidentiality regulations, and state privacy and data access laws. More recently, she served as the first Chief Privacy Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services.