On behalf of the Federal CIO Council, OMB and GSA, the National Academy of Public Administration hosted A National Dialogue on Health IT & Privacy from October 27th to November 3rd, 2008. The National Dialogue had two main goals. The first goal was to bring health and IT professionals together with policymakers to discuss how new IT solutions could improve the delivery of healthcare, while ensuring the privacy of patients’ medical information. The other goal was to demonstrate the effectiveness of the collaborative dialogue, a tool that debuted with this event. The National Dialogue proved the method’s effectiveness as a tool for bringing together stakeholders from in- and outside government; and was successful at invigorating the health IT and privacy debate.