Kaiser, Vendor in Dispute Over Patient Data Storage
Surefile Filing Systems in Indio alleges that Kaiser Permanente owes it $80,000 for cataloging and storing patient data. The vendor says it has more than one million unencrypted Kaiser patient records on servers. However, Diana Halper, a spokesperson for Kaiser's Southern California region, said that Surefile is no longer in possession of clinical data and that the vendor is "falsely claiming continued possession of medical information as leverage to extract an unearned and unfair settlement from a routine business matter that was properly resolved long ago."
- "Kaiser Permanente Stuck in Odd Struggle With Tiny Indio Vendor" (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 6/1).