June 16, 2011
Originally appeared as Feds move toward health claims database despite privacy fears in Computerworld
Filed under Health Privacy
The main issue is about the need for such a centralized data repository in the first place.
Despite lingering privacy concerns, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is plowing ahead with plans to build a massive centralized database containing detailed healthcare claims information on millions of federal employees and their families.