The 22-Year HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Misnomer

The 22-Year HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Misnomer

ST. PAUL, Minn.—For more than two decades, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its federal rule have been touted as a way to keep patients’ personal medical information private. 

But HIPAA has been under a “privacy” misnomer for 22 years, and in fact, doesn’t protect patient privacy at all. 

Health Care Data Breaches Put the Private Medical info of Millions of Americans in Jeopardy

Health Care Data Breaches Put the Private Medical info of Millions of Americans in Jeopardy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Well over 1 million patients are the latest victims of a huge health care data breach. Just last week, UnityPoint Health notified 1.4 million patients that their records may have been breached when its business system was compromised by a phishing attack, reported Healthcare IT News.

The Watched Are Never Free

The Watched Are Never Free

ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s impossible for patients and doctors to have an effective relationship when they are being watched. The patient will always try to protect themselves if they think they are being monitored or surveilled, and therefore won’t be entirely open and transparent with their doctor. 

Electronic Health Records Turn Doctors Away from Patients and Into Data Clerks

Electronic Health Records Turn Doctors Away from Patients and Into Data Clerks

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Electronic health records (EHRs) have infringed upon the patient-doctor relationship in innumerable ways, but none more glaring than how EHRs have turned doctors away from patients and into data clerks. 

It’s just the tip of the iceberg of how the mandated, government-certified EHR technology has negatively affected doctors and patients. 

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Now Available! Book Gives Action Steps for Restoring Freedom

‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Now Available! Book Gives Action Steps for Restoring Freedom

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has released a new, groundbreaking book that could change the way both patients and doctors think about the exam room experience.

 

AVAILABLE TODAY: New Book 'Big Brother in the Exam Room' launched at FreedomFest

AVAILABLE TODAY: New Book 'Big Brother in the Exam Room' launched at FreedomFest

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health care has already found its way into the narrative surrounding President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, announced less than 48 hours ago. But regardless of how SCOTUS may impact future health care policy, there are real threats to patientstoday, including third-party controls over care, surveillance, data collection and privacy invasions—much of it through electronic health record (EHR) systems found in a majority of doctor’s offices and hospitals around the country.

COMING SOON: CCHF's New Book ‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Launches Next Week

COMING SOON:  CCHF's New Book ‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ Launches Next Week

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Third-party control. Surveillance. Data collection. Privacy invasions. 

These are not words that should be associated with a visit to the doctor, but the presence of electronic health records (EHRs) intruding on the patient-doctor relationship makes these phrases commonplace in health care.    A new, groundbreaking book from Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) will expose how the mandated, government-certified EHR technology (CEHRT) has negatively affected both doctors and patients. 

For Two Years, The Wedge of Health Freedom Has Helped Patients Find Affordable Doctors

For Two Years, The Wedge of Health Freedom  Has Helped Patients Find Affordable Doctors

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Two years ago this week, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.orgmade a major step forward in the ongoing transformation of America’s health care system. 

As part of its mission to defend patient and doctor freedom, CCHF unveiled an exciting new health freedom initiative on June 28, 2016. Today, more than 260 practitioners in 165 clinics across 44 states have joined The Wedge of Health Freedom...

Government Reorganization Is a Step in the Right Direction

Government Reorganization Is a Step in the Right Direction

ST. PAUL, Minn.—In a major move yesterday, the Trump administration announced a wide-ranging government reorganization that will rename the Department of Health and Human Services “Health and Public Welfare” and move the $70 billion SNAP food stamp program out of the Department of Agriculture and into the new agency.

Trump Administration Cuts National Guidelines Clearinghouse

Trump Administration Cuts National Guidelines Clearinghouse

ST. PAUL, Minn.In a bold move, the Trump administration has defunded the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC). Effective July 16, the clearinghouse will no longer house the repository of “guidelines” that are often used to direct physicians on the care of their patients