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Clinic Closes After Massive Hack—Just One of the Many Dangers of Electronic Health Records

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Points to Pitfalls of EHRs in Award-Winning Book, ‘Big Brother in the Exam Room’ A huge patient data hack at a Michigan clinic this spring caused two doctors to retire early and close their office for good. This hack that crippled and killed an entire medical practice wasn’t the first, says Citizens’ Council for Health …

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Government EHRs—The High Cost of Coercion

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Congress Forced Government Electronic Health Records Upon Doctors, and Both Doctors and Patients Are Paying the Price Stories abound about how Americans travel to other countries for medical treatment or surgeries. Do these citizens choose international care because it is better? Not necessarily. Because the recovery is faster? Not likely. It’s because the price of …

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Doctors and Nurses Burning Out Because of Mandated Electronic Health Records

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Congress’ EHR Mandate Is Bad for Physicians—and Bad for Patients Many factors cause doctors to give up medicine, but none more prevalent than those that take physicians away from doing their true job—taking care of patients. Labor Day is just around the corner, and medical professionals around the country are taking a hard look at …

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Physicians need to take back the medical profession from EHRs

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Patrick Johnson, MD, LaGrange, Texas From: medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com I believe that it is high time that medical doctors (not “providers”) rise up and regain our rightful and long-lost place at the top of the medical hierarchy. How in the world did this happen in the first place? How did we become second-class citizens, led around by the nose and pushed around …