Ostrolenk speaks with Twila Brase, RN, PHN, author of Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records. Brase is also the co-founder and president of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom. Brase details for the audience the ways in which electronic health records threaten citizens’ privacy and quality healthcare treatment. Specifically, HIPAA – which is referred to as a notice of privacy but acts as a notice of information disclosure – is one key concern, as is the possibility of the National Patient ID. This electronic data system not only forces patients to have their data connected and shared, but it also requires significant time from health care providers who must sacrifice time with the patient to engage in this data collection. To learn more about Brase, read her book and visit the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom website. To tell Senators and President Trump to oppose the National Patient ID legislation, contact McConnell here and Trump here.

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