Watchdog Group Urges Californians To Boycott Cal INDEX
The California Integrated Data Exchange, or Cal INDEX, has released a notice of its privacy practices after Consumer Watchdog urged California residents to boycott the new database. The notice includes how data are obtained, which data are included and excluded, how data are used or shared and consumer rights. In August, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California -- which created the data exchange -- announced plans to create one of the largest health information exchanges in the U.S. The two companies are investing a total of $80 million to develop the not-for-profit database.
- "Health Database Cal Index Must Address Privacy, Consumer Group Says" (Terhune, Los Angeles Times, 12/16/14).