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Questions Surround Prep for Exchange Overhaul

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 26, 2013

Those seeking insurance coverage via Idaho’s online health exchange starting next week shouldn’t fear for their privacy, federal officials say in response to state Senate concerns that the overhaul doesn’t sufficiently protect personal information. Idaho Business Review reports a 19-member board will vote September 30 to determine whether the system is secure enough to begin enrolling participants on October 1. Meanwhile, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts recently discussed protecting patient data within the healthcare industry, and Florida lawmakers are questioning the privacy of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
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