Hacker attacks using ‘ransomware’ endanger patient lives. Recent attacks on electronic health record (EHR) systems have disabled hospitals full of sick and dying patients.
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.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have changed the medical profession—for the worse, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Imagine yourself in the hospital ICU and suddenly the entire Electronic Health Record (EHR) system shuts down. Now, as far as the hospital is concerned, you have no medical history—with nurses unable to see the course of action the doctor ordered for you, your vital signs, past medications or scheduled surgeries. What’s more, your contact and personal information has been wiped out as well.
ST. PAUL, Minn. - What’s the harm in a nationwide pharmacy chain and a giant computer company teaming up in the name of health? For patients, it means privacy intrusion and health care decisions potentially being taken out of their own hands.