Week in Review for Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

This week's top news and views: AvMed Sued Over Laptop Breach; National Claims Database Debated; Uniform Privacy Code Vital for HIEs.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content from the past week:
  • A class action lawsuit has been filed against AvMed Health Plan in the aftermath of a healthcare information breach affecting 1.2 million.
  • A federal agency has delayed plans for a national healthcare claims database to consider consumer advocates' security concerns.
  • Richard Gibson, M.D., calls for a national model for state laws on patient privacy issues as a way to help ensure the success of heath information exchanges.

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