Kaiser official defends security practices for veterans health data
Alice Lipowicz reports:
In the last several days, I have read a news article and a blog post that raise questions about Kaiser Permanente’s privacy and security policies regarding the medical records of its patients — including the records of about 450 veterans participating in a Kaiser/Veterans Affairs Department health data exchange pilot program in San Diego.
The articles suggest that Kaiser handles patient data security differently, and possibly more daringly, than other health plans.
I spoke with Dr. John Mattison, chief medical information officer for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, about the situation.
Read more in Federal Computer Week.