“I have nothing to hide so I’m not concerned about federal and international efforts to catalog my personal information.” Many shrug off Real ID laws using such rational, but in this podcast, Mark Lerner of http://www.ConstitutionalAlliance.org
, debunks this reasoning and explains why law abiding citizens must work to stop these attacks on personal liberty and privacy. Lerner, an expert in constitutional law, also gives an update on the current status of laws mandating biometric data collection, sharing, and mining.
Deborah Peel, MD, founder of Patient Privacy Rights
, is back with Michael in today’s podcast to preview the 2nd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy. This conference on the urgent privacy issues raised by emerging health technologies will be held June 6 & 7 at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC. For free registration and to learn about how to watch the conference proceedings live online go to http://www.healthprivacysummit.org
In this podcast, Deborah Peel, MD of the Patient Privacy Rights foundation joins Michael Ostolenk to preview an upcoming conference addressing the increasing inappropriate access government, corporations, and other third parties have to confidential medical records. “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy Rights in a Wired World” is the nation’s first open and inclusive public forum to discuss the future of health privacy in the digital age. The conference will be held June 13, 2011 at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. and is the result of a partnership between the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, the premier health privacy advocacy organization in the United States. A complete agenda and registration information is available at http://www.healthprivacysummit.org
Are American’s concerned that the widespread push for implementation of electronic medical records will affect the privacy of their medical history? Insurance companies and the government often tout claims that patients welcome the convenience of EHRs but brush aside questions about privacy.
In this interview with Michael Ostrolenk, Deborah Peel, MD of www.PatientPrivacyRights.org discusses a recent Zogby poll that queried 2,000 patients about their attitudes about how their personal information is handled. The results suggest that insurance companies, bureaucrats, and legislators need to reexamine their assumptions and take a more serious approach to protecting patient privacy.
As well as discussing the survey, Dr. Peel also debunks other common EHR myths including “deidentified” medical data mining and the “cost savings” of EHR implementation.
This question is one that many across party lines are thinking about and one that Mark Lerner of the Constitutional Alliance
and author of Your Body is Your ID
discusses with Michael Ostrolenk in this edition of the Take Back Medicine podcast. Are concerns about the implementation of REAL ID fictional Orwellian fears or legitimate current threats to our liberties? Are there consequences in REAL ID for physicians and patients? What are free market alternatives for protecting our country from true foreign or domestic terrorist dangers? Listen to the podcast and learn about Mr. Lerner’s efforts to find soultions to protect our valued rights.
In her interview with Michael Ostrolenk, Dr. Peel of www.patientprivacyrights.org
also discusses HIPAA, the Patient Privacy Consumer Toolkit, privacy provisions in the Stimulus Bill, and more!