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Public Biography
Talmadge (Ted) Cooper, MD, is a neuro-ophthalmologist at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford. In 2003, he retired after a 30 year career at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City, where he served as chief of the ophthalmology department, assistant physician in chief of the medical center, associate director for medical information systems for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and a the national Kaiser Permanente director for confidentiality and security. As national director, he helped guide Kaiser Permanenteís initial response to HIPAA. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Medical Informatics. He has held leadership roles in ASTM E31.20 Subcommittee on Data and System Security for Health Information, and Health Information and the Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy and Security Steering Committee.

Historic ACMI Biography

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Ted Cooper is the National Director of Confidentiality and Security at Kaiser Permanente. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received a BA and MD from George Washington University and completed a residency in ophthalmology there. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Previously, Dr. Cooper served as the Associate Director for Medical Information Systems for Kaiser Permanente Northern California, where he sponsored the development and implementation of numerous large-scale clinical information systems. Dr. Cooper's primary interest in medical informatics is privacy and security. He has worked to advance standards in this area as the chairperson of the American Society for Testing and Materials Subcommittee E31.20, Data and Systems Security for Health Information, and as a leader of Work Group 4 on Security of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 215 Health Informatics. At AMIA he has supported privacy and security as a member of its Internet Working Group and Public Policy Committee. He participated in the development of the AMIA guidelines for e-mail and has presented several AMIA tutorials on privacy and security. Dr. Cooper has been active in the Computer-based Patient Record Institute since it was founded. He was its Board of Directors Chairperson in 1998, has chaired its Work Group on Privacy and Security, and led the development the ìCPRI Toolkit: Managing Information Security in Health Care.î He is a commissioner of The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission. He serves on the editorial advisory boards for the Report on Patient Privacy and the American Health Information Managers Association publication In Confidence.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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