While the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology and the American Health Information Management Association have spent much time recently concentrating on privacy and security issues, employees of the two organizations may find themselves personally getting a lot more security and much less privacy.
This is because they now have a new neighbor: the national presidential campaign headquarters for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.
One of Modern Healthcares sister publications, Crains Chicago Business, reported yesterday that Obama is expected to open his main office at 233 N. Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicagothe same building where CCHIT and AHIMA headquarters are located. CCB reported that Obamas exploratory committee already has a small office there, and that a deal is being negotiated with the Accenture consulting firm to sublease an entire floor in the building.
In addition to several advertising companies, law offices, public relations firms and radio stations, the building also houses the UnitedHealthcare of Illinois insurance company.