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Consumer Access to Health Care Information and the ONC: An Acronym at Work

Alan Blaustein | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Alan Blaustein

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the Department of Health and Human Services recently held its 2012 Consumer Health IT Summit on the continuing effort to advance consumer access to health information.

Who's Seen Your Health Records? Proposed Rule Offers More Privacy

Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Patients could obtain a list of everyone who has accessed their electronic medical record under a rule proposed on Tuesday by the Depa...

As Health Files Go Digital, Patients May Spot Unpleasant Surprises

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When Kaiser Permanente started giving patients online access to their medical records nearly five years ago, it offered the same lab reports doctors s...

Survey: Hospitals Not Protecting Electronic Health Records

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Despite new federal laws to protect the privacy of medical files, many hospitals are ill-prepared to prevent security breaches that may result in pati...

The Obama Health Reforms Begin

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Creation of an evaluation system based on information technology is a major victory, but it doesn't mean that the war has been won

McCain's Maverick Left Eye and a History of Presidential Infirmity

Peter J Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J Burns

William H. Taft suffered from a condition probably most relevant to modern Americans - hyper-obesity. He weighed in at over 400 lbs. This condition caused hypersomnolence - he'd fall asleep mid-conversation, sometimes with foreign heads of state.

Cancer Expert Discusses Dangers of McCain's Health Record Secrecy

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

McCain is the most public of public figures right now. We have the right to know about his health history because it could interfere with his ability to lead and become a national security issue.

Why is the Corporate Press Censoring Attempts to Discuss McCain's Health Records?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

So far, the possibility of having a frank discussion about McCain's health records has been hampered by attacks from the right and corporate media censorship.

Why We're Carrying the Brave New PAC Ad About McCain's Health

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Starting Monday, The Young Turks will be carrying the ad that Brave New PAC and Democracy for America have put together on John McCain's health record...

Friday's Debate: Ask McCain to Release his Medical Records

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

53,491: People who have signed Brave New Films' open letter calling for a full, public disclosure of McCain's health records. 2,515: Doctors ...

Is McCain Concealing Medical Records?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain, like everyone else, will die someday. Unlike the rest of us, however, he could die in the White House, where he would be 80 at the end o...

John McCain's Health Records Must Be Released!

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We have enlisted a group of doctors from around the country to lead the effort to make sure the public is able to make judgments for themselves. Secrecy is not of service to our democracy, transparency is.