Medical Records

ALERT: Congress Approves National Patient ID

ALERT: Congress Approves National Patient ID

Friday, May 5, 2017 was not a good day. Trump signed into law a ‘National Patient ID’ law (2017 Appropriations, H.R. 244, Public Law 115-31) enacted by Congress. Federal funds are now available to develop a “patient-matching strategy”. 

Moms, Do You Know Where Your Baby’s DNA Goes?

Moms, Do You Know Where Your Baby’s DNA Goes?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—With Mother’s Day just around the corner, every mom remembers the day her baby was born as a time of joy, emotion and, at moments, feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. But one thing most mothers might not think about in those first few days as a new parent is how their newborn baby’s DNA is collected, stored and used for research. 

 

Twila interviews Dr. Kimberly Jackson, MD

Twila interviews Dr. Kimberly Jackson, MD

Interview on March 20, 2017 with Dr. Mark Lopatin, MD about third-party payment and why it's better for patients to pay the doctors

MN PRIVACY ALERT! EXTENDED DEADLINE! Protect YOUR Medical Records!

MN PRIVACY ALERT! EXTENDED DEADLINE! Protect YOUR Medical Records!

ACTION ALERT
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The consent and privacy rights you 
could LOSE over your medical records  

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Mon, Oct. 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Three Obamacares

The Three Obamacares

What do you mean when you say “Obamacare”? Since people think Obamacare is imploding, we’ve created a better way to talk it: Obamacare I, Obamacare II, and Obamacare III.

What Should We Ask Trump and Hillary About the State of Health Care in America?

What Should We Ask Trump and Hillary About the State of Health Care in America?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Viewers around the nation will watch tonight’s first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with rapt attention. Though Americans may tune in for different reasons—the economy, national security, religious liberties—patient advocates at one health freedom organization will be watching with a singular subject in mind.

7 Reasons to Protect Candidate Privacy

7 Reasons to Protect Candidate Privacy

Some people think presidential and other candidates should open their medical records. Here are seven reasons to think twice before agreeing: 

Presidential Candidates Must Release Medical Records? Not So Fast

Presidential Candidates Must Release Medical Records? Not So Fast

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Hillary Clinton’s camp has been dogged by her health concerns, especially after a “medical incident” that caused her to leave the 9/11 memorial service in New York City early and recover at her daughter’s apartment. After the sidewalk video seen ‘round the world,’ Clinton’s campaign team did release more information about the treatment of her recent bout with pneumonia.

HIPAA - it’s not an anniversary worth celebrating.

HIPAA - it’s not an anniversary worth celebrating.

HIPAA, enacted 20 years ago yesterday, has all but eliminated patient privacy. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), enacted on August 21, 1996, enabled computerization of medical records without patient consent and state and national health information (“on the grid”) networks, established national health data and transaction standards and created federal identification and tracking numbers for doctors, hospitals, clinics, health plans, employers and patients. 

The Wedge of Health Freedom Will Restore the Mission of Medicine

The Wedge of Health Freedom Will Restore  the Mission of Medicine

Brand-New Initiative from Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Points the Way to Patient-, Pocketbook- and Privacy-Friendly Alternatives

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In the complicated world of health care, there are doctors and practices who have returned to the simple mission of medicine—to care for patients without letting the business side of things take over.