Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Biosurveillance, As An Afterthought

As an integral part of the dreadful ACA, doctors are being forced to use an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that is now web-based. Once again it becomes not a case of why I don't want people to have healthcare, it's now a case of "how much government do you want in your life?"

The supporters of Obamacare made it about access and that's all many of you heard. "Those horrible people who stand against it are heartless and want poor people to die."

Now we hear it in the past tense. "All we wanted to do was give people something they needed, something that the heartless, who did not want it, already had."

Now..... when you hear this kind of rhetoric, you can chew on this. It's called "Biosurveillance".

The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom.

Why is this scary? Because the government, who currently snoops in on whatever it wants, can now snoop in your medical record. Let's see what they might find.

Man goes to counseling for some situational depression and anxiety, following a rough divorce. The EMR will show these diagnoses. As far as the data collection process is concerned, there just so happens to be some other info. There is also a question in most EMRs of the patient's Primary Care Physician (PCP) about how many guns the patient owns.

So here we have a PCP with the answer to that question, along with these diagnoses listed in the same record. How convenient, what we have here is a potential threat. His guns should be confiscated.

See how easy that was?

Do you now see that NOW we are finding out what is in the bill, after they passed it? 

1 comment:

  1. LA Sunset....things have become even FAR WORSE since you stopped blogging...who'd have thought it would take so little time for a far left liberal jerk with no experience to implement our downfall?
    WE DID :-) If only folks would have listened.
    Good to have you here!