Medical Records

CCHF Warns Americans of Proposed National Patient Tracking System, Urges Public Comment by April 3

CCHF Warns Americans of Proposed National Patient Tracking System, Urges Public Comment by April 3

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, is warning Americans of a federal plan to impose a National Medical Records System to track and analyze patient data and control doctors.

Minnesota House Committee Accepts CCHF Amendment on Electronic Health Records State Mandate

Minnesota House Committee Accepts CCHF Amendment on Electronic Health Records State Mandate

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In a positive step toward freeing small private practice clinics from intrusive state regulations, a Minnesota State House of Representatives committee last week accepted an amendment that would reduce the reach of the state’s Electronic Health Records (EHR) mandate. The amendment was drafted by Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights.

Minnesota Department of Health Tries to Shut Down CCHF’s Informative Mailings to Parents About Use and Storage of Baby DNA

Minnesota Department of Health Tries to Shut Down CCHF’s Informative Mailings to Parents About Use and Storage of Baby DNA

ST. PAUL, Minn.—For more than a century, the contact information from state registration of births has been public in the state of Minnesota. And that information is how Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, recently sent nearly 10,000 letters to parents of newborns, letting them know that the state of Minnesota is storing and can use their baby’s DNA for genetic research without consent.

Interoperability Bill would Connect Electronic Health Records across the Country

Interoperability Bill would Connect Electronic Health Records across the Country

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Americans’ Private Health Data is Already at Risk and Forced Interoperability Will Make Gaining Access Even Easier

ST. PAUL, Minn.—One lawmaker is pushing for a bill that will require all Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the country to work together and be able to communicate from system to system.

CCH Freedom Testifies on Three Ways to Protect Medical Privacy at House Committee Hearing 

CCH Freedom Testifies on Three Ways to Protect Medical Privacy at House Committee Hearing 

The Minnesota House of Representatives Civil Law and Data Practices Committee, held an informational hearing to learn more about protecting patients’ health information in the state.

The morning’s presentation, titled “Protecting Medical Privacy in Minnesota,” included testimony by CCHF on protecting patients’ rights and data and the threats to Minnesota’s current privacy protections as a result of efforts to repeal the state’s privacy law by requiring the state to conform to HIPAA.

The Scary Truth Behind Birth Certificates

The Scary Truth Behind Birth Certificates

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releases New Report on Newborn Data Collection; Says Birth Certificates and Newborn DNA Storage Pose Double Threat   

ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s something expectant parents should know about the private, sensitive information being shared at the hospital at the time of their baby’s birth.

Birth Certificates Are a Data-Collection Vehicle for the Government

Birth Certificates Are a Data-Collection Vehicle for the Government

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The birth of a baby is a joyous time, filled with activity, questions from new parents and lots of information sharing—especially at the hospital.

But during that somewhat stressful time, precious private information about these new little lives will be shared with countless others, through a seemingly harmless document—the birth certificate.

Profiled from Birth, Vol. 1: Not Just a Birth Certificate

Profiled from Birth, Vol. 1: Not Just a Birth Certificate

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a Minnesota-based national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and privacy rights, recently released a new report, called “Not Just a Birth Certificate: How states use birth certificates to collect data, conduct research and warehouse electronic health information.” 

President’s “Precision Medicine” Ploy?

President’s “Precision Medicine” Ploy?

The President wants your genetic code. Mr. Obama has announced a new “Precision Medicine Initiative” (PMI) that includes databasing medical records, genetic blueprints and lifestyles of a million or more Americans. Here are seven disturbing aspects of his initiative:

New MN Mandate on Electronic Health Records Spells Danger for Patients

New MN Mandate on Electronic Health Records Spells Danger for Patients

Patient Advocate Says New Mandate Will Harm Doctor-Patient Relationships; Survey Demonstrates Concern 

ST. PAUL, Minn.—When Minnesota rang in the new year, the state also ushered in a new mandate requiring all health providers to utilize an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will share their patients’ private data with other entities and greatly impact the doctor-patient relationship.