Below are ten more Kaiser Permanente scandals from the time period when we were not regularly updating this website. Most of this information comes to us in Google News and Blog Alerts, but recently the Big G has taken it upon itself to carry water for Kaiser, and has blocked most critical websites from the [...]
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
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 [...]
So many scandals, so little time. Enjoy Part 3 of our belated Kaiser Permanente News Roundup.
Kaiser involved in Pay-to-Play scheme intended to provide lobbyists with off-the-record access to Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and the Washington Post’s reporters and editors. So what else is new? The Colorado Division of Insurance fined Kaiser $367,000 [...]
So many Kaiser stories have crossed our desk during the time we were not posting regularly that it would be impossible to put them all in one entry. The following is Part 1 of our attempt to catch up (we’ll add these to the Horror Stories pages later). Some of them were widely reported at [...]
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 [...]
[kaiserthrive.org editor's note: Kaiser's statement expressing its regrets and that it "believes notifying our members of the possible breach...is the right thing to do," almost makes you believe it is finally learning something from public criticism of its 'deny everything' approach to handling complaints. Almost, because notification is actually required by law. Still, we're pleased [...]
Two new member privacy breaches have been reported in the last week. Is anyone else finding Kaiser’s typical canned response that it takes “protecting the privacy and security of our members’ personal medical information seriously” a little difficult to believe, much like its empty advertising claims?
From Wired News:
Kaiser Joins Lost Laptop Crowd [...]
From the AP, via the Insurance Journal:
Up to 700 Women in West Not Told about Placenta Registry
As many as 700 women along the West Coast were not told that an institute financed by the insurance industry kept their placentas after giving birth in order to protect doctors and hospitals from potential lawsuits, according [...]