Patient Privacy

 

 

 

Portion of Testimony from Chris Chute of the Mayo Foundation

Database Integration

Integration of Databases Nationwide

Immunization Registries

Total of 122 medical clinics currently participating (about 16% of the state's total clinics that provide childhood immunization) according to the Minnesota Health Department on June 1, 1998.

Testimony on Immunization Registries

No one who is under mandatory government surveillance is free. Privacy is quintessential to freedom. If we wish to preserve the freedom that has made our nation great and has beckoned people from every nation who have been persecuted and pursued by their own governments, then we must not strive to emulate the countries which they, and many of our forefathers, left.

CCHF Opposes National Provider Indentification Number (ID)

We seek more informaiton on the NPI number and enforcement, and do not support mandatory enumeration of all providers, the proposed broad data collection that goes well beyond identification, the violation of statute regarding security of information exchanged, the addition of two transactions, the waiver proposal, or the central registry option.

Minnesota "Smart card" Defeated in 1997

Infant Home Visiting

Instead of a National Patient ID Number...

The new nationwide index could save lives, prevent fraud, and lower costs Columbia, Md.-based Sequoia Software Corporation earlier this month won a multi-million dollar federal research and development grant to develop a national Master Patient Index (MPI) that would link patient records throughout the country.

Protecting Your Medical Records

ACTIVITIES ON BIRTH DEFECTS REGISTRY IN MINNESOTA