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Supreme Court Ruling Is Win for Privacy;
 Limits Patient Data States Can Collect

Supreme Court Ruling Is Win for Privacy;
 Limits Patient Data States Can Collect

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that certain states cannot collect insurance claims data from employers’ self-funded insurance plans, thus keeping patients’ medical information more private.

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Impact Supreme Court Patient Data Case

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death Could Impact  Supreme Court Patient Data Case

With the death earlier this month of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, many are wondering how the loss will impact several high-profile cases, including one that surrounds patient data. 

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Have you looked into your medical record? Does it claim you are depressed when you aren’t?

CO LEGISLATIVE ALERT!

CO LEGISLATIVE ALERT!

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pushing a bill, HB 1164, which would allow it to directly gather data on families that delay or avoid vaccinations. Parents would be required to submit exemption claims directly to the government for state storage, analysis and use.

Don’t Sign the HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Notice at the Doctor’s Office This Year

Don’t Sign the HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Notice at the Doctor’s Office This Year

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It might be the health care surprise of the century for some patients—and even some health care workers. The HIPAA “Privacy” Rule doesn’t ensure patients’ privacy at all.

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?
It was a startling announcement. Twenty large companies have joined to start the Health Transformation Alliance. With approximately four million workers between them, they “plan to share information about members’ employee health spending and outcomes, with an eye toward using findings to change how they contract for care.”

TRANSCRIPT: Outside, In: Will Population Health Solve What’s Ailing Our Health Care System?

TRANSCRIPT:  Outside, In: Will Population Health Solve What’s Ailing Our Health Care System?

 

Politico Panel Discussion – Partial Transcript by CCHF

NOTE: All emphasis ours. Some comments paraphrased or truncated.

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Will Gun Control Policies Affect Patient Privacy?

Will Gun Control Policies Affect Patient Privacy?

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Last year was a tragic time for gun violence in the United States, with 372 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2015, killing 475 people and wounding 1,870, according to a report by BBC News.

MN Legislators on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

TRANSCRIPT:
House of Representatives Floor Session
Friday May 8, 2015
House File 1535
Bill Author: Representative Tara Mack

TRANSCRIPT: MN Legislators on Record - NO EHR, NO PENALTY

TRANSCRIPT:
House of Representatives Floor Session
Friday May 8, 2015
House File 1535
Bill Author: Representative Tara Mack