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  • Patient at center of Utah nurse's high-profile arrest dies

    09/27/2017 6:50:59 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 23 replies
    Associated Press via KSL.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Lindsay Whitehurst and Brady McCombs
    Excerpt Only due to AP.SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A hospital patient who a Utah nurse said she was protecting when she refused to allow police to draw his blood has died.
  • I Meet my First Obamacare Commissar

    01/10/2017 5:44:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2017 | James Lewis
    When ObamaCare was first promulgated, my fine HMO doctor called it quits. MDs who hate the New Medicine talk about it very quietly, if at all, and mostly among themselves. Shutting up the medical profession was the first order of business for the Left establishment, and they were duly scapegoated in the Fakestream Media. Like most of you, I assumed that all those HIPAA forms they made me sign over the years actually meant what they said they meant. About medical privacy and such. So, it came as a surprise to me when I called another doc's office and a...
  • New Poll: Doctors Lie To Protect Patient Privacy

    09/12/2016 9:58:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    AAPS ^ | orig 2001
    Physicians Almost Unanimous in Opposition to HIPAA 'Privacy' Rules New federal "privacy" rules could actually do more harm to patients than just compromising privacy, according to a national physician organization. A mailed survey of 344 physicians conducted by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) shows almost unanimous opposition to the HHS privacy rules, scheduled for full implementation in 2003. A whopping 96 percent thought the rules would further compromise patient privacy. Some of the other questions provide further clues about the practical effects of the rules. The poll results were disclosed at a news conference today in Washington,...
  • Trump's Weirdo Doctor Uses Windows XP, Which Could Be a Violation of HIPAA

    08/27/2016 8:40:56 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 90 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 26 August 2016 | Matt Novak
    NBC News has a new article about Donald Trump’s doctor of 35 years, Dr. Harold Bornstein—the guy who claimed that Trump, if elected, would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” The dude looks like a character from a bad 70s porno flick, but Deadspin’s Tim Burke spotted something weirder: Dr. Bornstein is using Windows XP. Why does it matter if Dr. Bornstein is using an outdated operating system? Well, it could be a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP back in 2014 and HIPAA requires doctors to make...
  • Precision Medicine Initiative and Data Security | whitehouse.gov (05/25/2016 White house decree)

    05/27/2016 11:59:49 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 26 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 05/25/2016 | Obama, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell
    Precision Medicine Initiative and Data Security | whitehouse.gov (05/25/2016 White house decree) https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/05/25/precision-medicine-initiative-and-data-security?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVRFNE1Ua3laRGRqTlRZMyIsInQiOiJ1R1VHbTk3M2o5NmhHSFQrOHNYdXZKakE4OW1tWTJlSUszSThzbnRnRkNlSGZjK2VCREJGWG5xemdyanpIQUdLU3pJSjBHYTdZd2hPUERUdmliaVBMZjA3SjNUYVY2WUt2Z1pTS0xXdTNqcz0ifQ%3D%3D Precision Medicine Initiative and Data Security May 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET by Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Lisa O. Monaco Twitter Facebook Email Summary: Today, we are pleased to release the final Data Security Policy Principles and Framework (Security Framework) for President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI).     “We’re going to make sure that protecting patient privacy is built into our efforts from day one.”     - President Barack Obama, January 30th 2015 The health care system of the future is taking shape right now, and...
  • New Jersey rejects request for dolphin necropsy results, citing "medical privacy"

    01/11/2016 6:36:30 PM PST · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    MuckRock ^ | January 11, 2016 | JPat Brown
    When a dolphin died in New Jersey's South River last year, Carly Sitrin wanted to know what killed it. So she filed a public record request to the NJ Department of Agriculture in order to get the necropsy results. The DOA finally responded last week with the weird decision to deny the release of the record on grounds of medical privacy. The response reads in part: "We are in receipt of your request for information (#W101407) under the auspices of the State’s Open Public Records Act (O.P.R.A.). Specifically, you requested any and all reports associated with the necropsy of the...
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks

    01/06/2016 10:30:32 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 139 replies
    healthcareinfosecurity ^ | 01/06/2016 | Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/hipaa-privacy-rule-modified-for-gun-background-checks-a-8780 HIPAA Privacy Rule Modified for Gun Background Checks But Most Providers Won't Be Affected by the Change Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • January 5, 2016  Jocelyn Samuels, Director of OCR A modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule designed to help identify those who are prohibited, for specific mental health reasons, from having a firearm will have little impact on most healthcare providers because it's so narrow in scope. See Also: Exploring the Security Requirements for Virtual Machines The change, which is slated to take effect next month, permits only a small...
  • No, Your Medical Records Are Not Private

    10/20/2015 3:15:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/15 | Kathryn Watson
    Many Americans think the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects their medical privacy, but federal bureaucrats issue thousands of subpoenas every year without prior judicial approval to get around the law.“If you don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy against government in your medical care, then where does it exist at all? If that’s not private, then what is?” Adam Bates, a criminal justice policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.Congress passed HIPAA in 1996 with a promise that it would clamp down on waste, fraud and abuse in the health care...
  • Planned Parenthood Compliance Officer (to tighten up operations?)

    10/13/2015 9:10:21 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 10/13/2015 | Glassdoor
    Job Description Company DescriptionPlanned Parenthood of Los Angeles is Los Angeles County's women's and reproductive health care educational and clinical delivery Center of Excellence. PPLA provides the highest quality, most cost-effective services to residents, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. PPLA develops innovative partnerships with public and private insurance companies, provider organizations, and California's health benefit exchange to provide leadership in improving women's and reproductive health outcomes; to ensure and increase patient access; to increase patient satisfaction, by providing patient-centered care that is timely, efficient and equitable; and, to coordinate care that improves clinical, financial, and administrative...
  • Jason Pierre-Paul Lost His Finger. Did ESPN Violate HIPAA By Reporting It?

    07/08/2015 9:21:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/8 | Dan Diamond
    Jason Pierre-Paul, the star defensive end for the NFL’s New York Giants, had one of his fingers amputated on Wednesday, ESPN reported. Specifically, doctors removed Pierre-Paul’s right index finger, which was injured in a fireworks accident on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pierre-Paul’s injury and surgery, which remain shrouded in mystery, have become one of the biggest stories of the NFL offseason — and one of the most high-profile patient data breaches in years. The news of JPP’s injury first broke on Sunday when a hospital worker reportedly told his friend, who then posted the news to Twitter. Rumors...
  • Police officer in Freddie Gray arrest once hospitalized over mental health

    05/01/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by don-o · 30 replies
    Ap via Fox ^ | May 1, 2015
    BALTIMORE – The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer in the arrest that led to Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 over mental health concerns for an unknown duration and had his guns confiscated by local sheriff's deputies, according to records from the sheriff's office and court obtained by The Associated Press.
  • Health Information Privacy - extensive patient healthcare data sharing done without any consent.

    01/21/2015 9:40:35 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 6 replies
    patientprivacyrights org ^ | 01/21/2015 | Dr. Peel MD
    This thread is intended to provide awareness that all of our healthcare patient PHI data(personal healthcare information), medical records, prescriptions, etc. is increasingly shared among hundreds of thousands of healthcare entities that are exempt from HIPAA PHI distribution restrictions. You are not permitted to opt out via a consent form. Cash payment for healthcare services is also frequently recorded, as well. This is a 2+ Billion dollar a year business that is largely unregulated. Healthcare records have huge repercussions that can impact an individual's ability to attain employment and insurance. Healthcare records also influence government and law enforcement action. Many...
  • 10 Harmful Ways Gov’t Will Use Your Data

    12/17/2014 8:08:41 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    HIPAA is why there's a new plan to share your data. A 28-page federal document proposes to share your medical records with 37 federal agencies. (See graphic of the week below). The deadline for public comments on this sweeping intrusion is Friday, February 6, 2015. Go here to tell them what you think. Without privacy, you have no control. He who holds the data makes the rules. The Obama administration is gathering your data to seize control of your doctor. The 2009 mandate for every doctor to have electronic health records (EHRs) was considered foundational to imposing Obamacare. Even though...
  • HHS Issues Special HIPAA Bulletin on Ebola Privacy

    11/10/2014 3:57:27 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    Law360 ^ | 11/10/2014 | Erica Teichert
    HHS Issues Special HIPAA Bulletin on EbolaPrivacyLaw360, New York (November 10, 2014, 6:24 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a bulletin reminding health care centers and others about what information can and cannot be disclosed about Ebola patients...
  • WARNING: Eight EHR Hazards (electronic health records)

    07/09/2014 3:15:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    CCHFREEDOM.ORG ^ | 7-9-14 | Twila Brase
    There's triple trouble with electronic health records: patient safety, medical privacy, and data security. And there are at least eight hazards. But much taxpayer money has been thrown at the highly speculative, untested EHR for political and profit purposes. And there are at least eight hazards. But much taxpayer money has been thrown at the highly speculative, untested EHR for political and profit purposes. England has already tried and failed. The National Health Service, which serves a population of 53 million, began building a national EHR system in 2002. By 2007, it missed key deadlines. In 2011, the $20 billion...
  • HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations [Thanks, Řbamacare]

    07/08/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Informationweek ^ | 7/8/2014 | Alison Diana
    Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations. The number of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violation complaints received by the Department of Health and Human Services spiraled upward in 2013. Complaints are on a similar high-speed trajectory for 2014, according to analysis by TrueVault. "The number of complaints through May 2014 is up 20.6% over the number received through May in 2013, so we believe that we will continue to see complaints surge through 2014," Morgan Brown, vice president of growth at TrueVault, said...
  • Fort Hood opens debate about secrecy of medical records

    04/08/2014 4:26:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kristina Wong
    Army officials say one thing that could have helped prevent last week’s shooting at Fort Hood is better information sharing with commanders about the mental and behavioral health histories of incoming soldiers.The shooter, Spc. Ivan Lopez, 34, had arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, in February after being stationed for four years at Fort Bliss, Texas. By the time of his transfer, Lopez had a history of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression, and was prescribed a number of prescription drugs, including Ambien. But receiving commanders at Fort Hood would not have been privy to Lopez’s health history.“Here's the biggest...
  • Protect Privacy or Accept Government Control

    03/06/2014 5:12:37 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    He who holds the data makes the rules. If you haven't figured this out, it's almost too late. Obama knows it. In 2009, his team mandated electronic medical records and $27 billion to make it happen as a "foundation" for health care reform. If you wonder whether medical privacy is important, check out Minnesota, where the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Democrat-controlled legislature plan to eliminate all medical privacy rights. Bills being fast-tracked include: GENETIC GRAB: Repeal of hard-won parent consent requirements for government storage, use, and sharing of Baby DNA and newborn (genetic) screening test results for...
  • New Ruling Means Patients Can Access Their Own Lab Results

    02/04/2014 7:20:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Medscape ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | Marcia Frellick
    A final ruling issued February 3 by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will give patients direct access to their laboratory results instead of having to get them through a doctor's office. "The right to access personal health information is a cornerstone of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a press release. "Information like lab results can empower patients to track their health progress, make decisions with their health care professionals, and adhere to important treatment plans." Patients or someone a patient designates can still ask for...
  • Rep. Barton: Obamacare 'Running Over' Privacy Rights

    10/26/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Wanda Carruthers
    Rep. Joe Barton accused the Obama administration Friday of "running over" the privacy rights of individuals by using hidden codes in the HealthCare.gov website. "The Obama administration is hiding that they're running over your privacy rights," the Texas Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The law, specifically designed to protect your medical privacy, HIPAA, in my mind is being violated under this law," he added, referring to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The Texas Republican made the same charge at Thursday's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the problems with the Obamacare enrollment website, which requests...