Skip to comments.ObamaCare reg on digital patient records raises security concerns
Posted on 10/03/2013 9:39:25 AM PDT by Excellence
A provision in ObamaCare requiring medical providers to switch from paper patient charts to electronic records is intended to reduce costs and improve care. But privacy advocates fear the transition is too fast for security measures to keep pace.
Daimon Geopfert -- a security and privacy expert with the McGladrey consulting group -- compares the situation to a group of banks with tunnels to the same vault.
"The security of that master vault, in many cases, is as insecure as the least secure of those banks," he said.
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Switch out a couple of letters in your name and give a phony social security number.
Unless they plan on cross referencing your insurance card with your IRS records, there isn’t much they will be able to do.
Worse than scary. I was at my Dr. Office this morning and they handed me a new hippa sheet. 2 pages double sided, decently spaced and decent font size, but ... smack dab in the middle where they were enumerating who they will provide your medical information to:
- A requesting Government Agency.
That’s it. No qualifiers or restrictions.
Beyond scary. This centralized database of our most personal and formerly private information is the treasure trove that ObamaCare was created to obtain. Government now has access to everything about you - your finances, your 'private' communications, your health. Lois Lerner has already shown that they are willing to use this against political enemies. I guaran-d4mn-tee they'll use your health records the same way.
When my doctor’s fingers are on the keyboard, I’m going to lie.
When he stops and has a conversation with me about what is medically important right now, I’ll tell him the truth, but as little as possible.
Doctors just became the Stasi.
You are correct.
Yesterday I called my retiring dentist’s office to get my records. His nurse told me she was busy digitizing all their records. Had to be done by.. don’t remember the date but it was shortly.
All medical and dental records digital by order of the king.
BTW My dentist is #6 of my doctors retiring this year. And the Physical Therapy office I sometimes frequent sent me a letter advising me they no longer accept Medicare patients new or otherwise.
“Unless they plan on cross referencing your insurance card with your IRS records...”
I think the Obamacare Marketplace will verify info people put in by using a database with IRS, Social Security Admin., and Homeland Security info.
If the info the person put in cannot be verified, then the person trying to get insurance will have to send in paper documents to verify their identity before they can get enrolled.
That’s one huge database the government will have on everyone.