Could your private medical file be sitting in some guy’s garage in Indio? A small cataloging and storage company claims it has the records of hundreds of thousands of Kaiser patients that KP hired it to process, but refuses to pay the bill to return or destroy.
Stephan Dean of Surefile Filing Systems
We’ll call this one the “George Halvorson, first reform your own organization” Edition.
An Elite Notary explains why it is so difficult to obtain legal representation in California in medical malpractice cases. Hint: it’s all about MICRA and mandatory binding arbitration, and claims against Kaiser have decreased 20% as a result. Just the legal filings, [...]
Kaiser News and Scandals Part 4, Privacy and ‘Thrive’-acy Edition.
Another case of inappropriately accessed electronic medical records. This happens a lot. Anyone at KP with a Health Connect login can access your records at any time. Yes, there are access logs, and if it is discovered the person will be disciplined — but that [...]
We have been receiving a lot of visits from folks accessing via search engine queries for variations of the term “Kaiser website down.”
Don’t know if this has anything to do with it, but we did receive the following email a couple of days ago:
Please let your readers know that they must be very [...]
Our apologies for the dearth of updates lately, but by no means does our temporary silence indicate that the Kaiser Krappola hasn’t continued to hit the fan. There’s too much to post individually, so please enjoy this Kaiser Permanente News Roundup:
Now that Kaiser has completed the nationwide roll out of the outpatient side of [...]
[kaiserthrive.org's editor's note: We love birthday parties -- especially our own -- but even so we were taught to be humble on these occasions, and that it would be less than polite to toot our own horn. Not so George Halvorson, who appears to revel in insulting Kaiser Permanente victims by refusing to address their [...]
Probably the biggest misconception about Kaiser critics in general, and this web site in particular, is the belief that we have the unrealistic goal to “bring Kaiser down” (typical accusation from the occasional hate mail we receive). That couldn’t be further from the truth. Our only purpose is, and always has been, to shine a [...]
Received 4/23/07 via the FixKP.org mailing list:
Page one of today’s Wall Street Journal has an article on the email I sent on November 3, along with a look at the events leading up to and following it. You can read the article through this link:
The Wall Street Journal, Critical Case: How an Email [...]
From the Los Angeles Times:
Kaiser replaces chief of digital records project — An outsider will take over the troubled $4-billion effort from Bruce Turkstra.
By Daniel Costello, Times Staff Writer
The senior executive overseeing Kaiser Permanente’s massive effort to digitize its members’ medical records is being replaced, the company said Monday, the latest sign [...]
Update 7/27/07: This post has been up long enough to make its point, so we’re shortening all of the last names to initials.
Update 2/27/07: A little bird tells us there’s a full-fledged witch hunt going on inside KP HealthConnect in response to this post. It’s being reported that Vijaya Rogers has been running around [...]