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."

NewData Dangers: Americans’ Electronic Medical Records at Risk for Hacking

Data Dangers: Americans’ Electronic Medical Records at Risk for Hacking

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Last week, Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 28 states, announced hackers had broken into its computer system and stolen data on 4.5 million patients. That data included names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers, paving the way for criminals to open bank accounts and credit cards in the patients’ names.

New10-Year Government Plan Will Share Private Patient Data

10-Year Government Plan Will Share Private Patient Data

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Earlier this summer, government health IT coordinators announced the formation of a 10-year electronic health records (EHR) interoperability plan that will allow even more government agencies access to Americans’ private medical data—all in the name of better patient care.

NewHHS Awards States $106 Million in Grants for Thinly Veiled Data Collection Initiative

HHS Awards States $106 Million in Grants for Thinly Veiled Data Collection Initiative
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Government Planning to Visit Homes of Babies and Toddlers, But to What End? 
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Through an Obamacare initiative, Health and Human Services recently announced that it will award $106.7 million in grants to 46 states to support an early childhood home visitation program.

NewWARNING: Eight EHR Hazards

WARNING: Eight EHR Hazards

There’s triple trouble with electronic health records: patient safety, medical privacy, and data security. And there are at least eight hazards. But much taxpayer money has been thrown at the highly speculative, untested EHR for political and profit purposes.

NewNew Audit Reveals Nearly 3 Million Inconsistencies in
Obamacare Enrollee Data

New Audit Reveals Nearly 3 Million Inconsistencies in
Obamacare Enrollee Data

 Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Far from Preventing Fraud, Health Care System is Contributing to It


ST. PAUL, Minn.—More problems with Obamacare abound—this time with inconsistent data for those who have enrolled.

 

NewNewborn Blood Retention Policies 2014- 50 States

NewAmerica’s Health Care System Increasingly Unsafe

America’s Health Care System Increasingly Unsafe

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The blue and white “H” signs signifying a nearby hospital should be symbols of safety and help for those in need of medical care. But increased privacy intrusions, growing threats to parental rights, and encroaching government regulations that diminish quality of care have all contributed to making our nation’s health care system an increasingly unsafe place for Americans. 

NewHouse to Vote Tuesday on Newborn Blood Screening without Parental Consent

House to Vote Tuesday on Newborn Blood Screening without Parental Consent

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Tuesday on the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R.1281), which would extend for five years the funding program that allows states to collect and store newborn DNA without parental consent.

NewOppose Federal Plan to Eliminate All Patient Privacy. DEADLINE: WED., JUNE 25

Oppose Federal Plan to Eliminate All Patient Privacy.  DEADLINE: WED., JUNE 25

The federal government is planning to eliminate privacy protections for medical records regarding treatment for alcohol and drug abuse and treatment for mental health conditions. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a public listening session on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, to solicit public comments on this proposal.