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New Blue Cross, Blue Shield HIE prompts privacy questions
Health IT Security

Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross joining forces this week was big news in healthcare, as a total of 9 million customers will have their records in the new comprehensive network, Cal INDEX. However, this large health information exchange (HIE) has also spurred some long-term privacy concerns among healthcare patient privacy experts, some of who are against “opt out” HIEs and believe “opt in” HIEs are the better option for patients.

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