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John H. Cochran, MD
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John H. Cochran, MD

Executive Director of The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the regional Permanente Medical Groups, which employ 15,000 physicians who care for 8.6 million Kaiser Permanente members.

A Personal Issue

The question is whether one's health is a highly personal issue or an essential open data point in the corporate world.

I don't think there is an adequate answer in any textbook for this highly personal issue, and Mr. Jobs chose to opt into keeping this issue personal and private. I won't judge him badly, as it's not my right.

By John H. Cochran, MD

 |  June 22, 2009; 3:04 PM ET
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The right to privacy is a serious issue. Perhaps this is the reason why the implementation of the EHR is a slow moving process.

Until the privacy of the patient is protected adequately under the law there are no guarantee's your health information will be safe.

With the healthcare proposals under the OBama administration's new plan I seriously wonder how far the government will go in protecting the patients right to privacy.

Oliver's Mom!

Posted by: wwwpola_820 | July 1, 2009 8:18 PM
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