You should be worried – as a matter of fact, you should be angry and scared
Worried – that hospitals are sharing your personal medical data with government repositories without your knowledge or consent.
Angry – that our government would allow such a thing to occur.
Sharing of health information for “our own good” has been one of the main points of Obama care. Better health, easy access to our medical data, sharing of information to reduce duplicate testing, “follow me care” where we can be in any part of our great country and have the physician have access to our medical information to diagnose and help us faster and at a lower cost. The development of ACO’s or Accountable Care Organizations that have groups of physicians work towards providing better health care to their patients and manage their health better – basically proactive medicine instead of reactive – catching ailments or disease trends before they become life threatening etc…
HIPPA – the agency put in place to protect our individual rights as patients and our medical data. HIPPA penalizes physicians heavily if they do not have specific security in place for your personal medical health data. HIPPA has specific guidelines for protecting your personal medical data.
Insurance companies are NOT supposed to have access to your personal medical data (unless your consent is given)
I am an advocate for these plans as it have benefits in our health and possible control costs. Plus our government put in place an agency to protect my data, OUR PERSONAL DATA, from being used improperly and from being accessible to anyone without our knowledge.
So far so good……………..
For any of this to work, we, the patients, have to give permission to share our personal data. Agencies, government agencies, are being created (LIPIX, HEALTHIX, RHIUOS and now SHINY) to store, collate, analyze and trend our medical information. This information will foster better overall health and possibly lower costs for health care as well as track disease trends in populations, allow analysis of drug effectiveness in specific populations for specific diseases. I think you get the point and can understand how effective this can be.
We the patients are being assured that we are in control of our data. We have the right to refuse access by anyone our medical record information an dif we do allow access or uploading to these government medical warehouses, we can OPZT OUT at any time with the assurance that our data will be removed.
Sounds even better…….
Since I heard of this several years ago and realized that a patient has the right to allow and deny access at will to their data, I kept repeating the questions:
1. How can this be managed?
2. Without the data form all patients, all analysis will be incomplete and skewed
3. if all do not participate, how can any of this work properly?
Well, as I suspected, YOUR MEDICAL DATA IS BEING SHARED NO MATTER WHAT CONSENT YOU SIGN, DON’T SIGN. YOUR MEDICAL DATA IS BEING UPLOADED WIHTOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE. YOUR MEDICAL DATA IS BEIGN ACCESS BY INSURANCE COMPANIES.
YOUR PERSONAL MEDICAL INFORMATION – ALL OF IT – lab results, blood type, diseases, medications, age, smoking, BMI, sexual diseases ……. ALL OF IT is out there – NOT UNDER YOUR CONTROL – EVEN IF YOU EMPHATICALLY STATE DO NOT SHARE IT.
Brooklyn hospitals, namely Lutheran Medical, Maimonides and possibly Brooklyn Hospital HAVE BEEN SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT
Yes that’s right – your local hospitals have been giving your private medical data to government agencies and sharing it with others – without your knowledge.
Hence HIPPA, the government agency responsible to protect us from this sort of action has proven ineffective in preventing what its entire existence is meant for – your personal medical data.
I have included an actual consent form – please read it and you will understand how much of your private information is being transmitted to our government agencies and insurance companies. And they say insurance companies cannot use it against us – are we kidding ourselves.
Our government has proven incapable of upholding our rights as citizens, as usurped the constitution and has in effect lied to us about our data security.
Again… YOUR PRIVATE PERSONAL INFORMATION IS BEGIN SHARED WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND CONSENT.
It’s time to take a stand – we need a class action lawsuit against these institutions.
Be afraid be very afraid – read the attached consent form – it clearly states “your data to be share only if you agree” but these institutions are doing it without your consent – its illegal!
Actual consent form: