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.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—If there’s one thing that feeds the monster of government health care, it’s data. As corporations and government agencies seek to access more and more private medical data in real time from electronic medical records, there is an increasing number of doctors and patients that wants to keep that information where it belongs—in the exam room.
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Hacker attacks using ‘ransomware’ endanger patient lives. Recent attacks on electronic health record (EHR) systems have disabled hospitals full of sick and dying patients.
Americans need to see “population health” for what it really is. Last week, a POLITICO panel discussed the term “population health,” which is key to Obamacare’s transformation away from the private practice of medicine -- and into the everyday lives of Americans – starting with Medicare.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Christmas shopping season is well underway, with consumers already considering which gifts to buy for their loved ones, making their Black Friday shopping lists and maybe even adding something to their own wish lists.