July 21, 2012 San Diego, California — Today the World Privacy Forum filed comments on California’s plan to harmonize existing California state law to federal health privacy laws. California’s health privacy law, the CMIA, offers Californian’s stronger privacy protections than national level health privacy laws. WPF urges California to reconsider its plan to weaken Californian’s privacy. Executive director Pam Dixon said “The harmonization plan coming out of California’s Department of Health and Human Services is not in harmony with California patients and their health privacy.”
HIE interactive map — WPF has posted a new interactive map of health information organizations and exchanges in California. This is a map-in-progress, and we will be adding data to the map in stages.
World Privacy Forum information and materials on medical identity theft.
World Privacy Forum information and materials on medical privacy topics.
Consumers can learn about Medical Identity Theft, what how to avoid it, and what actions to take if you are a victim.