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By Alice Lipowicz

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Kaiser policies for veteran health records still raising questions

Is there a conflict in Kaiser Permanente’s descriptions of its security policies on electronic health records? I will be looking more deeply at this question. It could mean a lot to the veterans in San Diego who are sharing their medical records with Kaiser.

Last week, I read a news article and a blog item about Kaiser Permanente’s policies regarding protection of patient records it is accessing in the course of providing care

On March 5 I blogged about my interview with Dr. John Mattison, chief medical information officer for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, which includes the San Diego region, who described security and privacy of veterans’ health information held in Kaiser’s systems. The VA and Kaiser are jointly demonstrating health data exchange in the San Diego area.

Today Larry Scott of VA Watchdog.org wrote a blog item suggesting there may be conflicting statements in the two views presented by Kaiser. What do you think?

Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Mar 08, 2010 at 12:14 PM


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