A Letter for My Doctors — a sample and a suggestion

Hippocrates engraving by Peter Paul Rubens 1638As my letter says:

“I am increasingly concerned about privacy in the medical field. Please place this letter at the top of my file. I wish to rescind anything in my medical records that I have signed in the past that would make you think it is permissable to share my medical records with other persons or entities without my express written permission. This letter supercedes anything else on file in that regard. “

The full letter is available on scribd for you to see and share as you wish below.  I am taking two copies of this letter to my doctor each time I visit them.  I am asking the person working the desk to place a copy in my file on top of all other records.  The other copy I am asking my doctor to sign for me that he has seen it and that one I keep.  What is happening here may or may not protect my records from being shared, but it is me going on record and putting in print that I want my privacy protected.  It is what I can do about matters and it lets them know in no uncertain terms, that I do not want my information shared.  Some will tell you that HIPPA provides you privacy protection.  But others will tell you to define privacy.  We have very little these days, but it is still a matter of importance that we remind people not only of its importance but that we want to keep matters between ourselves and our doctor(s).

I am doing what I can and having the conversation with my doctors and their staff.  May I suggest you have one with your doctors too!  Have some fun along the way.  You may find a friend who is like minded and fighting for your privacy too!

Photo credit: Hippocrates, engraving by Peter Paul Rubens, 1638. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine[1] (via Wikipedia)

FGST - Finding Gems & Sharing ThemSpecial thanks to Kaye Beach for encouraging me to publish this letter and share it with others.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Permalink: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/a-letter-for-my-doctors/

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OK-SAFE Says Repent and Stop Health Care Reform Legislation and Tells Reps Why!

Amanda Teegarden from OK-SAFE to

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Joint Legislative Committee

on 11-03-11

Health Care Reform —

IT, Security, Privacy Issues/Concerns

In the beginning of the presentation, Amanda made the critical point,

“He did not give man dominion over man….”

The powerpoint presentation is available on scribd for reference and for sharing in it’s entirety. There is a link below and then ideally the presentation should be embedded here. If not refresh your screen and if it is still not showing as embedded, click on the link to see the power point presentation via scribd’s website.

OK-SAFE, Inc. PPT – Joint Committee on Health Care Reform Law 11-03-11

The research will show you what has been done in legislation to bring us to this point. It also documents the many policy concerns with this level of information sharing and why we should not be permitting it to be done nor being asked to pay for it and ‘forced’ to implement it in our states. Study the presentation and talk to your friends about it. We must be able to tell people why we do not want to share our data and why it should not be being collected and retained. We must understand that if collected it will be shared with/without your ‘permission’ because ‘they’ can. Once shared, there is no way to put the genie back in the bottle. What will happen to your identity if you no longer ‘own’ it?

In closing, Amanda gives the joint committee seven recommendations which we hope will be heeded by ALL of our elected officials and representatives who are charged with the public trust in any way, shape, form, or fashion.

1.Repent – not kidding here
2.Do not establish a state-based Health Insurance exchange – it will be the same as the Federal government’s version
3.Allow people to escape HIT/HIE system without penalty; do not penalize providers who opt not to adopt EHRs or participate in this system
4.Repeal state laws that prohibit individuals from seeking alternative health care services, i.e. homeopathic medicines or non-traditional treatments
5.Terminate the Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust
6.Audit the Oklahoma Health Care Authority – expenses outweigh benefits
7.Adhere to the OK Constitution – work to restore liberty

VIEW OK-SAFE’S PRESENTATION HERE

Go to www.okhealthcare.info for information on this and past joint committee meetings.

Visit OK-Safe website for more information. Become a member today to stay informed and help keep this group’s influence growing and keep yourself and your friends informed by signing up for the newsletters and alerts on the website.

For a Nebraska perspective on Health Care Reform from Shelli Dawdy of Grassroots in Nebraska see  10 Untold Truths About Health Care Law State Officials Hope You Miss.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for OKGrassroots and R3publicans

Nov 4, 2011

Tonight on AxXiom For Liberty Live with Kaye Beach and Howard Houchen-

PRIVACY OR PANOPTICON?

Listening info

Special Guest:

Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director of OK-SAFE will present to us the same information she revealed to lawmakers on Thursday at a joint committee hearing on the federal health care reform about what will happen to our personal health information under the federal health care reform law.

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