Patient Privacy

 

 

 

UrgentHIPAA - the Federal Medical Privacy Rule

The federal medical privacy rule is commonly known as the "HIPAA privacy rule." However, it actually holds the title, "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information."

NewPrivacy Alert!

Privacy Alert!

Take Action! MDH has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather information from the public to make their case against the strongest-in-the-nation Minnesota medical privacy law. The questions in the RFI are clearly slanted toward generating data to pressure legislators into repealing the MHRA and removing Minnesota’s consent requirements.

Please fill out your responses to stop repeal of MN's medical privacy law (DEADLINE: Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 7pm)

NewWhat 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.

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.

Phyllis Schlafly, the Lion-Hearted Lady

Phyllis Schlafly, the Lion-Hearted Lady

Although not all conservatives agreed with everything she said or did, her impact was undeniable. Phyllis often stood when no one else did, wrote what no one else would (the updated “Choice Not an Echo”), and kept the Constitution of the United States intact. Her zeal for conservative, constitutional, life-affirming principles never wavered. 

Report Finds 300+ Obamacare Cybersecurity Incidents; HealthCare.Gov Vulnerable to Hackers

Report Finds 300+ Obamacare Cybersecurity Incidents; HealthCare.Gov Vulnerable to Hackers

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Over 18 months, HealthCare.gov, the government online portal used by millions to purchase health insurance under Obamacare, logged 316 cybersecurity incidents from October 2013 to March 2015, according to a new report released last week.

 

Oppose REAL ID: A Back Door to the National Patient Identifier

Oppose REAL ID: A Back Door to the National Patient Identifier

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has pushed for a “no card, no care” National Patient ID. Although the concept didn’t take off as she had hoped, state adoption of a federal REAL ID card could make her plan a reality. Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), says REAL ID could become a back-door approach to a National Patient ID.

Notice to Patients: Doctors and Hospitals Must Treat You Even If You Refuse to Sign the HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Form

Notice to Patients: Doctors and Hospitals Must Treat You Even If You Refuse to Sign the HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Form

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s certainly not a much-publicized fact, but patients are not required to sign the HIPAA “Privacy” Notice at their doctor’s office, hospital or clinic. And, medical professionals cannot refuse to treat patients who choose not to sign the form.

Supreme Court Ruling Is Win for Privacy;
 Limits Patient Data States Can Collect

Supreme Court Ruling Is Win for Privacy;
 Limits Patient Data States Can Collect

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that certain states cannot collect insurance claims data from employers’ self-funded insurance plans, thus keeping patients’ medical information more private.

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Impact Supreme Court Patient Data Case

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Impact  Supreme Court Patient Data Case

With the death earlier this month of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, many are wondering how the loss will impact several high-profile cases, including one that surrounds patient data.