More federal health database details coming following privacy alarm

Jaikumar Vijayan reports:

In response to considerable privacy concerns, the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) could soon release more details on its plans to build a controversial new database containing information on the healthcare claims of millions of Americans.

The agency will also likely delay its planned November 15 launch of the new database to accommodate a broad public evaluation of its plans, said an analyst from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington D.C.-based think tank.

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