Medical Records

CCHF Implores Government to Restore Pre-HIPAA Rights

CCHF Implores Government to Restore Pre-HIPAA Rights

ST. PAUL, Minn.—For much of its 20-plus-year existence, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has worked to educate patients, policy makers, the media, medical professionals and even Congress that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) “Privacy Rule” isn’t about privacy at all. 

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Wins Literary Award

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Wins Literary Award

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Reader Views announced today that Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records,” written by Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) president and co-founder Twila Brase, RN, PHN, has received a first-place honor in the 2018-2019 Literary Awards. 

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Making Its Way Onto Library Shelves Nationwide

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Making Its Way Onto Library Shelves Nationwide

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Last summer, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) released a groundbreaking book that could change the way both patients and doctors think about the exam room experience. 

CCHF Submits Comments on HIPAA to Federal Government

CCHF Submits Comments on HIPAA to Federal Government

Dear Secretary Azar,

CCHF has been engaged in a two-decade campaign to inform Americans that despite what they’ve long been told by the news media, government agencies, health plans, legislators, Congress, hospitals, and doctor’s offices: HIPAA is not a privacy rule; HIPAA gives outsiders legal license to share, use, analyze, link, and sell patient data  . . .

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Essentia Medical Consent Form

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CCHF Urges Americans to Tell Feds That HIPAA Hurts Patients

CCHF Urges Americans to Tell Feds That HIPAA Hurts Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One of the resolute aims of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has been to educate Americans that the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act “Privacy Rule” really isn’t about privacy at all. 

Don’t Enroll in Obamacare—There Are Better Ways

Don’t Enroll in Obamacare—There Are Better Ways

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As Americans wait for Texas federal Judge Reed O’Connor to rule on the latest Obamacare case brought by 20 state attorneys general, the American public faces another open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

The Paradocs Podcast #23: How HIPAA Destroyed Patient Privacy with Twila Brase, RN

The Paradocs Podcast #23:  How HIPAA Destroyed Patient Privacy with Twila Brase, RN

How HIPAA Destroyed Patient Privacy with Twila Brase, RN

HIPAA (or the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) passed in 1996 and has been touted by legislators, physicians, patients, and health industry leaders as a law that protects patient medical data privacy. It turns out, as with the names of many laws that pass in Congress, the act does the exact opposite as what you might guess. The act allows for over 2.2 million entities in the US to trade, disperse, and sell your personal medical data without your consent.

 

Patients—and Their Prescriptions—Are Tracked

Patients—and Their Prescriptions—Are Tracked

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s bad enough that Congress and the Obama administration forced government-mandated electronic health records (EHRs) on physicians and patients around the country. But the government also said EHRs had to be used “meaningfully”—which is to say, the way federal officials declare they must be used.