In response to Jennifer Lubell's "Medicare data to be used in patient-safety initiatives":
The study of Medicare Part D claims is not an infringement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The use of data for research with personal identifiers removed is certainly permitted.
Khalid Moidu, M.D.Medical informatics adviserInformation Services AdministrationOrlando (Fla.) Regional Healthcare To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.