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Twila Brase: 'Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records'

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Twila Brase Big Brother in the Exam Room
November 7, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Heartland Institute
3939 North Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

There are serious dangers lurking behind the government's $30 billion electronic health record (EHR) experiment. This omnipresent technology turns doctors into data clerks and shifts attention from patients to paperwork--while health plans, government agencies, and the health data industry profit. Patients who think the HIPAA ''privacy'' rule protects the confidentiality of their medical information will be shocked to discover it makes their medical records an open book.

Inside Twila Brase's new book, Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records, discover: 

  • how Congress forced doctors to install surveillance in the exam room 
  • hard facts from over 125 studies and reports about the impact of EHRs on medical care, costs, patient safety, and more 
  • how patient treatment decisions are controlled (and tracked) by the EHR 
  • what specific steps back to freedom, privacy, and patient safety are available, and why we must act now.
  • Speakers
    • Twila Brase Big Brother in the Exam Room
      Twila Brase, R.N.
      President and Co-founder, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
      Twila Brase is president and co-founder of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), a patient-centered national organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is also author of the groundbreaking book, "Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records." In August 2009, Modern Healthcare named her #75 on their “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list. The Council initiated an “Obamacare Games” billboard campaign that went viral in March 2014 and its efforts helped 34 states refuse Obamacare exchanges, stopped government-issued treatment directives, added consent requirements for access to patient data, drawn national awareness to state storage and use of newborn DNA without consent, which led to lawsuits in IN, MN and TX and led to a federal parent consent law for research using newborn DNA. In June 2016, CCHF launched The Wedge of Health Freedom to build a free-trade zone of direct-pay practices. In October 2013, Ms. Brase received the 2013 Eagle Forum’s Eagle Award for Minnesota. In September 2014, she received the “Freedom of Informed Choice Award” at the Sacred Fire of Liberty Gala in Maryland. Ms. Brase’s “Health Freedom Minute” is heard on more than 800 radio stations in 47 states. She provides testimony at state legislatures, meets with members of Congress, and speaks around the country. Ms. Brase holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, specialized in emergency room nursing, and is a certified public health nurse.

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