As Health Records Go Digital, Where They End Up Might Surprise You
50-State Health Surveillance Report - a report of state databases tracking birth defects, cancer, newborn screening & vaccinations. Find your state on the map. Report includes actual language laws or regulations from each state.
National Patient ID
The HIPAA Privacy Deception - 13 personal stories from real people
Why Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Should Not be Mandated - a 4-page well-cited document
Why Small Clinics Should Be Exempt from Minnesota Electronic Health Records (EHR) Mandate (2015)
Letters from Clinics to Support Small-Practice Exemption MN‐Only Electronic Health Record Mandate
Minnesota Electronic Disease Surveillance System (MEDSS) - Diagram
Unique Patient Identifier
Chief Health IT Executives Push for National Patient ID System
ICD-10 - 4 Pages of Concerns
HIPAA - The NO-Privacy Rule
TAKE ACTION: Refuse to Sign HIPAA Privacy Form
CCHF's President Commentary
Your Data Will Be Used Against You - August 29, 2012
Surveys and Polls
California HealthCare Foundation Medical Privacy Survey - Jan. 28, 1999
(Part 1) Accretive Health, Inc., v. State of Minnesota - Jan. 19, 2012
(Part 2) Accretive Health, Inc., v. State of Minnesota - Jan. 19, 2012
Letters from Congress to HHS Calling for Halt in EHR/Meaningful Use Incentives (payments) - October 2012
Synthesis of Lessons Learned in the First 5 Years of State and Regional Demonstration Health Information Exchange Projects - March 2011 (AHRQ)
Health Info Tech - HHS Is Taking Steps to Develop a National Strategy, May 2005 (GAO)
Summary and Justification for HIX IT Development
HIX Federal System of Records
HIPAA Privacy Notice - You Are Not Required To Sign
Minnesota Dept. of Health Registries - list of MN state health databases and specimen collections from 2013.
FDA Testifies to Six Reported Deaths and 44 Reported Injuries due to Health IT - February 25, 2010.
ECRI "Top 10 Health Technology Hazard list" includes 3 Health IT topics, Healthcare IT News, November 6, 2012.