On June 25, 2008, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved H.R. 6357, the “Protecting Records, Optimizing Treatment, and Easing Communication through Healthcare Technology Act of 2008” or the PRO(TECH)T Act. The legislation is designed to promote the nationwide adoption of an HIT infrastructure and encourage the use of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014. H.R. 6357 makes permanent the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. It also would establish incentives for doctors, hospitals, insurers, and the government to exchange health information electronically, such as grants and loans to facilitate the widespread adoption of qualified health information technology. Additionally, it would provide safeguards to protect the security and privacy of an individual’s health information, including requiring notification when personal health information is breached.