Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

For Immediate Release
June 4, 2018

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Will Expose How the Government 

Forced a Data-Collecting Surveillance System Upon Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn.—If you’ve ever been in the doctor’s office and the clinician isn’t looking you in the eye—but at a computer screen instead—you 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.

Written by its president and co-founder Twila Brase, RN, PHN, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is releasing a new, groundbreaking book exposing how the mandated, government-certified EHR technology (CEHRT) has negatively affected both doctors and patients.

Available next month and published by Beaver’s Pond Press, Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records” will show how and why Congress forced doctors to install a data-collecting surveillance system in the exam room. It also includes hard facts from over 125 studies and reports about the impact of EHRs on privacy, patient care, costs and patient safety.

“There are serious dangers lurking behind the government’s $30 billion electronic health record experiment,” Brase said. “This omnipresent technology turns doctors into data clerks and shifts attention from patients to paperwork—while health plans, government agencies and the health data industry profit. Patients who think the HIPAA ‘privacy’ rule protects the confidentiality of their medical information will be shocked to discover it makes their medical records an open book.”

Brase’s extensively-researched work also exposes how patient treatment decisions are controlled and tracked by the government-mandated EHR; shares specific steps back to freedom, privacy and patient safety; and communicates why Americans must act now.

Early praise reiterates the need for Brase’s health care exposé.

A must-read account of the collapse of health care freedom in the United States,” said Dan Bongino, New York Times best-selling author of “The Fight” and a frequent guest on Fox News. “‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ is essential reading for every patient and doctor looking to fight back against the intrusive government health care behemoth.”

The book guides the way to restoring health and integrity to medical care in the U.S., added Richard Sobel, visiting scholar at the Buffett Institute, Northwestern University, director of the Cyber Privacy Project, former Senior Research Associate in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Harvard Medical School, and author of “The HIPAA Paradox: The Privacy Rule That’s Not” (The Hastings Center).

“Consent is the essence of privacy and the patient-doctor relationship back to the Hippocratic Oath,” Sobel said. “‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ deserves careful consideration for its dissection of the deforming aspects of depriving individuals of their rights to medical privacy and consent.”

Naomi Lopez Bauman, director of health care policy for the Goldwater Institute, also gave this endorsement.

“Brase shines a bright light on how government foisted electronic health records (EHRs) onto the health care system to further control the practice of medicine, subordinating individualized patient care,” Bauman said. “‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ is a must-read for anyone who cares about physician autonomy and patient care.”

Watch for coming details about ordering.

For more information about CCHF, visit, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Also view the media page for CCHF here. For more about CCHF’s initiative The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit www.JointheWedge.comThe Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.

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