Health Surveillance

House Arrest and Ankle Monitors: New Symptoms of COVID-19?

House Arrest and Ankle Monitors: New Symptoms of COVID-19?

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is issuing a warning to Americans about heavy-handed pandemic enforcement and recommending people think twice about testing and choosing to participate in contact tracing.

Minnesota Dept. of Health Commissioner Responds to Surveillance Question

CCHF Sends Letters to all 130 MN Hospitals to Reject Health Surveillance

CCHF Sends Letters to all 130 MN Hospitals to Reject Health Surveillance

ST. PAUL, Minn. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) sent letters addressed to the leadership of all 130 hospitals in the state of Minnesota. The letter reminds each CEO or administrator of their legal obligation to disregard the April 3rd Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Notification Letter, which unlawfully demands that hospitals transfer detailed Admission, Discharge, and Transfer (ADT) data on all hospitalized patients to the government – with or without a COVID-19 diagnosis.

The CARES Act Creates Nationwide Health Surveillance System

The CARES Act Creates Nationwide Health Surveillance System

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) releases the following statement from its president, Twila Brase, RN, PHN: “Congress just approved $500 million for the creation of a nationwide health surveillance system. While it is not clear exactly how this will look, this system is not a last-minute decision based on the current emergency..."

Minnesota Restricts Long-term Storage of Patient Prescription Data

Minnesota Restricts Long-term Storage of Patient Prescription Data

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A major change to Minnesota’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) took place on January 1, 2020. The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy will no longer have access to four years of identifiable patient prescription data, which it had been using for research without patient consent. Going forward, the board will have diminishing amounts of data available for analysis and research. By 2022, only the past 12 months of patient prescription data will be stored, on a rolling basis.

Contact Congress About 3 Critical Health Care Issues While They Are Home for Recess

Contact Congress About 3 Critical Health Care Issues While They Are Home for Recess

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Even though Congress could be called back from the August recess to address gun measures after the devastating shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is urging state residents to contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives about three important health care issues.

Clinic Closes After Massive Hack - Dangers of EHRs

Clinic Closes After Massive Hack - Dangers of EHRs

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A huge patient data hack at a Michigan clinic this spring caused two doctors to retire early and close their office for good. This hack that crippled and killed an entire medical practice wasn’t the first, says CCHFand it won’t be the last.

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. 

HIPAA Is the ‘Biggest Breach of All’

HIPAA Is the ‘Biggest Breach of All’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Anthem’s massive 2015 cyberattack is costing the nation’s second-largest health insurer a record $16 million. That’s the equally massive amount the company will pay to settle any potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, the Chicago Sun Times reported last week. 

 

America’s Doctors: ‘This Is Not What We Signed Up For’

America’s Doctors: ‘This Is Not What We Signed Up For’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The practice of medicine has become frustrating and painful, thanks to Congress forcing government-mandated electronic health records (EHRs) on doctors.