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."

NewTrump Administration Cuts National Guidelines Clearinghouse

Trump Administration Cuts National Guidelines Clearinghouse

ST. PAUL, Minn.In a bold move, the Trump administration has defunded the Agency for HealthcareResearch and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC). Effective July 16, the clearinghouse will no longer house the repository of “guidelines” that are often used to direct physicians on the care of their patients

3 Privacy Concerns Patients May Not Know About

3 Privacy Concerns Patients May Not Know About

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is alerting Americans to three privacy issues they may not know anything about.

CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase says these three health care news items are just a sampling of the many ways the government and the health care industry are attempting to use patient data—often without consent—for their own gain.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releasing Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releasing Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

ST. PAUL, Minn.If you’ve ever been in the doctor’s office and the clinician isn’t looking you in the eyebut at a computer screen insteadyou know how electronic health records (EHRs) have impacted the medical industry.

But this lack of patient-doctor interaction due to EHRs is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Renaming ‘Meaningful Use’ Won’t Free Doctors or Protect Patient Privacy

Renaming ‘Meaningful Use’ Won’t Free Doctors or Protect Patient Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is renaming the “Meaningful Use” program. The newly named “Promoting Interoperability” program will include revamped programs toaddress electronic health records (EHRs) interoperability, physician reporting requirements and hospital price transparency.

 

Seven More Days! What YOU can DO to Protect Health Freedom

Seven More Days!  What YOU can DO to Protect Health Freedom

Every day the MN legislature is in session your money and liberty are at risk. There are only seven days left, but do not breathe easy. The end-of-session pressure adds to the risk.

What’s the Problem with EHRs? 347,000 Data Breaches Since 2009

What’s the Problem with EHRs?  347,000 Data Breaches Since 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The implementation of theHealth Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act in 2009 was a blow for health freedom. HITECH, embedded within the Recovery Act, provided at least $27 billion to establish a National Health Information Network for data sharing without patient consent. HITECH requires doctors and hospitals to use government-certified electronic health records (EHRs) or face financial penalties. 

Minnesota Legislators Voting on Crucial Patient Privacy and Consent Bill Thursday

Minnesota Legislators Voting on Crucial Patient Privacy and Consent Bill Thursday

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Urges Residents to Contact Lawmakers Before Vote Tomorrow on Big Business Amendment That Permits Virtually Unfettered Access to Private Medical Records and Genetic Data—Without Patient Consent

URGENT PRIVACY ALERT Call MN Representatives ASAP

URGENT PRIVACY ALERT   Call MN Representatives ASAP

MN Legislature to Vote TOMORROW on Big Business Amendment that Permits Virtually Unfettered Access to Your Private Medical Records / Genetic Data WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT

Revised Common Rule Strips Parents of Consent Rights Regarding Baby DNA Used for Research

Revised Common Rule Strips Parents of Consent Rights Regarding Baby DNA Used for Research

ST. PAUL, Minn.As things stand, in just over two months parents will lose their consent rights for the use of their newborn baby’s DNA for federally funded research, once the revised Common Rule goes into effect on July 19, 2018.