Medical Records

EHRs Were Supposed to Save Money— But Aren’t

EHRs Were Supposed to Save Money— But Aren’t

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Proponents of electronic health records (EHRs) say digital medical records are supposed to cut costs, but a new major study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Duke University shows how the promised savings aren’t materializing.

Reaching Out with Unconventional Truth

Reaching Out with Unconventional Truth

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 21: Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2018

Not All EHRs Are Created Equal

Not All EHRs Are Created Equal

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Anyone familiar with Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) knows the patient advocacy and privacy protection organization is no fan of the government mandate to install and “meaningfully use” Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bills to Bypass Consent Requirements and End Patient Privacy

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bills to Bypass Consent Requirements and End Patient Privacy

As Minnesota employs some of the country’s toughest patient privacy laws, this exception downgrades Minnesota’s consent requirements to the level of the federal HIPAA “No Privacy” rule, says CCHF. The bills, if passed, would circumvent Minnesota’s strongest-in-the-nation privacy law and render it useless.

Bills Introduced to Bypass MN Privacy and Consent Laws

Bills Introduced to Bypass MN Privacy and Consent Laws

On Monday, March 6th, Representative Nick Zerwas (R - Elk River) introduced HF 3312 and Senator Eric Pratt (R - Prior Lake) indtroduced SF 2975. These identical companion bills provide an exception to the patient consent requirements found in the Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA). This exception downgrades Minnesota's consent requirements to the level of the federal "No Privacy" HIPAA rule. The bills, if passed, would circumvent Minnesota's strongest-in-the-nation privacy law and render it useless.

Medical Privacy Under Attack in MN! We need YOUR Help—ASAP!

Medical Privacy Under Attack in MN!  We need YOUR Help—ASAP!

CCHF has met with legislative members, House and Senate leadership, and House and Senate committee chairs to discuss the privacy-attack plan that's underway to repeal the protective Minnesota Health Records Act (MHRA) - one of the strongest medical privacy and patient consent laws in the nation. 

Exposing Idemia: The Push for National Biometric IDs in America

Exposing Idemia: The Push for National Biometric IDs in America

Exposing Idemia

The Push for National Biometric IDs in America

Written by Twila Brase and Matt Flanders* 

 

Health Plans & Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

Health Plans & Hospitals Attempting to Repeal Minnesota Law That Protects Patient Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesota has one of the strongest medical privacy laws in the nation, but major industry players, such as hospitals, health plans, lawyers and the Minnesota Department of Health, want to repeal these protective provisions.

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

Patients Need Privacy Protections in All Medical Matters, Not Just Substance Abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Two bills in Congress seek to roll back the restrictions on a 46-year-old law that currently keeps information about drug and alcohol treatment private. The new measures would allow broad sharing of this sensitive information.

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

5 Whirlwind Days in Washington, D.C.

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 20: Issue 4: 4th Quarter 2017