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  • Oregon releases names, vaccination status of 40,000 individual employees by 'mistake': report

    10/19/2021 2:58:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 10 19 2021 | Danielle Wallace
    The individual names and vaccination statuses of some 40,000 Oregon state employees were mistakenly released to two newspapers, which a labor union is saying breaches an agreement reached with the state last month assuring that the private medical information would remain confidential, according to a report. The privacy breach reportedly happened Monday, the same day as Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline for all state employees. Since the governor issued the order in August, The Oregonian/Oregon Live has requested daily information from Brown’s administration on vaccination rates and vaccine exemption rates for each executive branch agency the governor oversees....
  • Trump doc says Trump bodyguard, lawyer 'raided' his office, took medical files

    05/01/2018 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 1, 2018 | by Anna R. Schecter
    Dr. Harold Bornstein said he felt "raped" after White House aide Keith Schiller and lawyer Alan Garten showed up unannounced and took Trump's files. In February 2017, a top White House aide who was Trump's longtime personal bodyguard, along with the top lawyer at the Trump Organization and a third man, showed up at the office of Trump's New York doctor without notice and took all the president's medical records. The incident, which Dr. Harold Bornstein described as a "raid," took place two days after Bornstein told a newspaper that he had prescribed a hair growth medicine for the president...
  • Epic: How a company you never heard of handles your medical records

    02/24/2020 3:39:45 AM PST · by gattaca · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 23, 2020 | Lee Cowan
    Correspondent Lee Cowan checks in on Epic Systems Corporation, of Verona, Wis., a software company that has changed the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated.
  • Should We Just “Trust Bernie” On His Personal Medical Records?

    02/19/2020 8:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Ed Morrissey wrote about the decision by the Sanders campaign to keep the rest of Bernie’s medical records under wraps a couple of weeks ago. At the time, I found myself wondering just how well that would fly with Democratic primary voters and if President Trump’s critics would hold Sanders to the same standard. Curiously, we haven’t heard much talk about that subject on cable news after the first few days. (Funny how that works, isn’t it?)But the topic hasn’t disappeared entirely. This week, our friend Andrew Malcolm pries open that can of worms once again. He highlights an...
  • Father Surprised To Learn He Can't Gain Access to 12-year-old Daughter's Medical Records Without Her Permission

    02/02/2020 2:55:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 23, 2019 | Donica Phifer
    An Iowa father was surprised to learn that he no longer has access to his daughter's medical records, prompting a local television station to investigate. In a report from KCRG-TV, Kevin Christians says he received a letter from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics that informed him once his daughter turned 12, Christians would not be allowed to view her medical records without her consent. "We believe that children at this age should take a more active role in their own health care and have a choice to keep some information private," the letter says. Though the letter offers...
  • Hospitals across the US have granted Microsoft, Amazon and IBM access to millions of patients' sensitive identifiable medical records amid fears personal data could be misused

    01/21/2020 11:44:30 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | january 20th, 2020 | LAUREN FRUEN
    Hospitals across the United States are said to have granted Microsoft, Amazon and IBM access to sensitive identifiable medical records. The tech giants are each working with medical centers in Washington, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Google will now have access to patients' test results, diagnoses and hospitalizations to give them a full digital health history. Neither doctors nor the patients in the 21 states where it will be used had been told about it. About 150 Google employees and 100 Ascension staff collaborated on Project Nightingale, transferring the personal data of more than 50 million Americans to Google.
  • Electronic Health Records Creating A ‘New Era’ Of Health Care Fraud

    12/31/2019 3:31:47 PM PST · by spintreebob · 40 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 12-23-19 | Fred Schulte and Erika Fry, Fortune
    The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors who overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblowers.(LYDIA ZURAW/KHN) This story also ran on Fortune. This story can be republished for free (details). Derek Lewis was working as an electronic health records specialist for the nation’s largest hospital chain when he heard about software defects that might even “kill a patient.” The doctors at Midwest (City) Regional Medical Center in Oklahoma worried that the software failed to track some drug prescriptions or dosages properly, posing a “huge safety concern,” Lewis said. Lewis cited...
  • Thousands of abandoned medical records found in deceased Indiana doctor’s abortion clinics

    09/26/2019 12:31:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    FOX 6 NOW ^ | SEPT. 21, 2019 | CNN NEWS WIRE
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — First, authorities discovered a spine-chilling 2,246 fetal remains in the Illinois garage of an abortion doctor after his death. Then, investigators found “thousands” of abandoned medical records across his abortion clinics in Indiana, the Indiana attorney general announced on Friday, Sept. 20. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill called Dr. Ulrich Klopfer one “of the more notorious abortionists in the history of Indiana.” The doctor had “a record of deplorable conditions and violations of regulatory controls that are placed on these clinics,” Hill said. “He certainly was problematic in life, and as it turns out, continues to...
  • Eleven years after last medical records release, Biden’s health at issue as campaign stonewalls

    09/07/2019 5:39:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 42 replies ^ | Saturday, September 07, 2019 | KIMBERLY LEONARD
    Democratic front-runner Joe Biden was speaking at a televised town hall Wednesday when the corner of his left eye appeared to fill with blood, bringing attention away from the issue of climate change at a time when his campaign is already batting back scrutiny about his age and health. The eye issue likely isn't serious and will go away on its own after a few days, but it came after reporters have been asking Biden about whether his age will get in the way of his pursuit of the White House and followed a string of verbal miscues. Biden is...
  • Governor Bullock to sign executive order on medical communication system

    09/04/2019 10:36:45 AM PDT · by LucyT · 9 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Wednesday, September 4th 2019 | Heidi Meili
    MISSOULA, Mont. — Governor Steve Bullock is set to sign an executive order Wednesday, establishing Big Sky Connect as Montana's health information exchange. The governor will also announce funding for the exchange. Supporters say the exchange lets doctors, nurses and health officials access and share medical records, to improve care, eliminate duplicative treatments, and cut costs.
  • BOMBSHELL: Top FBI Insider Who Quit Over Rigged Hillary Probe Ready to Spill Beans on Comey & Obama

    06/02/2018 6:07:18 AM PDT · by bitt · 137 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 5/29/2018 | ADMIN
    An FBI agent who quit his top position over the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation is heading to Congress to testify. John Giacalone, who led the Clinton investigation for the first seven months, will reportedly expose former President Barack Obama and fired FBI Director James Comey for corruptly helping Clinton. There’s a massive media blackout on this because Giacalone is expected to testify that top brass at the FBI rigged the investigative process so that Clinton could skirt charges for clear violations of the law. Exposing Comey also shines a big light on Obama, who many believe...
  • How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

    02/26/2018 12:23:02 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/25/18 | Erika Janik
    Your digital footprint — how often you post on social media, how quickly you scroll through your contacts, how frequently you check your phone late at night — could hold clues to your physical and mental health. That is the theory behind an emerging field, digital phenotyping, that is trying to assess people’s well-being based on their interactions with digital devices. Researchers and technology companies are tracking users’ social media posts and clicks in search of behavior changes that could correlate with disease symptoms. Some of these services are opt-in. At least one is not. People typically touch their phones...
  • Cyberattack forces West Virginia Hospital to scrap its computer systems.

    06/30/2017 5:02:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 34 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Melanie Evans
    Princeton Community Hospital in rural West Virginia will scrap and replace its entire computer network after being struck by the cyberattack paralyzing computers globally. The cyberattack, known as Petya, froze the hospital's electronic medical record system early Tuesday, leaving doctors unable to review patients' medical history or transmit laboratory and pharmacy orders, said Rose Morgan, the hospital's vice president of patient care services. Officials were unable to restore services, and found there was no way to pay a ransom for the return of their system. So, after consulting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and cybersecurity experts, officials made the...
  • How Electronic Medical Records Exploded In Doctors’ Faces And Politicians Got Off Scot-Free

    06/10/2017 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 58 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 07 June 2017 | Greg Scandlen
    <p>More than a decade ago the media were excited that Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich had formed an alliance about reforming health care. In 2005 Dana Milbank wrote in gushing terms in the Washington Post about a joint appearance.</p> <p>Of course, they were not alone. President Bush had already embraced the idea in his State of the Union speech to Congress. He envisioned a new era of “improved information technology to prevent medical error and needless costs.”</p>
  • Michael Brown's family fights Ferguson push for his records

    12/31/2016 9:02:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 10:46 AM EST | Jim Suhr
    Michael Brown’s parents are objecting to a request from Ferguson for their son’s medical and academic records as the city defends itself against a lawsuit the parents filed over the 2014 police shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden, in December court filings, asked U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis to at least limit if not scuttle altogether a push by the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, its former police chief and the officer who shot their son to turn over the documents. The parents say the documents are irrelevant and that...
  • HHS Says Health Records Should Communicate With Each Other. What Does That Mean?

    04/11/2016 4:37:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Nextgov ^ | 4/8/16 | Mohana Ravindranath
    When a patient moves from one health system to another, there’s no guarantee his or her electronic medical records are compatible with the new system’s. The Department of Health and Human Services wants to change that, with a number of efforts aimed at making electronic health record technology more “interoperable.” But how does a health system measure “interoperability,” and how does the department know if it’s successful? HHS doesn’t know the answer -- and it’s looking to the public for help. In a new request for information, HHS is asking for input on metrics that could measure interoperability. The eventual...
  • 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...
  • Feds Seize Medical Records on 'Fishing Expedition' Investigations with No Subpoena from a Judge

    07/22/2015 6:35:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Fitzgibbons
    While focusing their resources and political energy on the NSA’s mass collection of metadata, privacy advocates have neglected the most dangerous institutionalized violations of the Fourth Amendment: administrative subpoenas. Now a United States District Court judge in Texas has ruled for the Drug Enforcement Agency that an administrative subpoena may be used to search medical records. It was inevitable, given the march towards illegally nullifying the Fourth Amendment through use of these judge-less bureaucrat warrants authorized by Congress. Administrative subpoenas are issued unilaterally by government agencies -- meaning without approval by neutral judges -- and without probable cause stated under...
  • The Evidence-Based Medicine Lie Exposed

    06/03/2015 10:22:22 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 17 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | June 3, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    The Sinister Bridge between Evidence-Based Medicine and Electronic Health Records. The Federal government is closing in on every aspect of our society. Medical data is one of several key components required to make their collection and consolidation complete. Words mean something. They are not just utterance or grunts. Yet, we have been taught to swallow words without really considering their meaning. In this, the corporate and governmental propaganda machine has succeeded well. We give up our lives based on a kind of mass failure to understand what is really meant by a word or a phrase. Weapons of Mass Destruction,...
  • Doctors Beware: the Electronic Health Records Debacle May Get Much Worse

    05/12/2015 8:00:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 5/12/2015 | John R. Graham
    More and more people are having the disturbing experience of seeing their doctors spend more time pecking at a computer keyboard than examining them. The doctors are entering data into their patients’ electronic health records (EHRs) in compliance with federal rules introduced a few years ago. EHRs drive doctors crazy. Their own experience tells them that electronic recordkeeping interferes with care, by taking time away from patients. In a survey conducted by the Deloitte consulting group, three of four doctors said EHRs are not worth the cost. The influential RAND Corporation, which had long endorsed EHRs, reported in 2013 that...