Health IT

The Three Obamacares

The Three Obamacares

What do you mean when you say “Obamacare”? Since people think Obamacare is imploding, we’ve created a better way to talk it: Obamacare I, Obamacare II, and Obamacare III.

HIPAA - it’s not an anniversary worth celebrating.

HIPAA - it’s not an anniversary worth celebrating.

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. 

The Wedge of Health Freedom Will Restore the Mission of Medicine

The Wedge of Health Freedom Will Restore  the Mission of Medicine

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.

Protecting Patient Privacy in a Health Care System That Hoards and Shares Data

Protecting Patient Privacy in a Health Care System That Hoards and Shares Data

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. 

 

Is Your Hospital Next?

Is Your Hospital Next?

Hacker attacks using ‘ransomware’ endanger patient lives. Recent attacks on electronic health record (EHR) systems have disabled hospitals full of sick and dying patients.

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.

 

MN Legislators on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

TRANSCRIPT:
House of Representatives Floor Session
Friday May 8, 2015
House File 1535
Bill Author: Representative Tara Mack

TRANSCRIPT: MN Legislators on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

TRANSCRIPT:
House of Representatives Floor Session
Friday May 8, 2015
House File 1535
Bill Author: Representative Tara Mack

MDH on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

MDH on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY
MDH - Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Information Technology

 

Understanding the Minnesota Interoperable Electronic Health Record Mandate

Deputizing Doctors

Deputizing Doctors

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.