Comments by corckmh
Posted on June 4 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I share your concerns. Locally, many area doctors and hospitals participate in HIXNY. My biggest issue with HIXNY is that you can't opt out. The doctor or hospital has agreed to send patient's records to HIXNY, BUT you have no option not to participate. I have no control over whether they get my records or not. The form the doctor asks you to fill out is for you to allow the doctor to access the records in a non emergency. So no matter your wishes, your records are sent to them for HIXNY TO DECIDE WHO GETS ACCESS.
THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE TO ME! If you look at HIXNY's website, there is no way to contact them about concerns. I work in IT, and I am not comfortable with a private company being handed my medical records PERIOD. HOW IS THIS LEGAL?
The really scary thing is that when I talk to people about it, no one knows anything about HIXNY, but everyone is concerned to hear that their records are probably being sent to them. It seems to be the capital regions best kept secret. Where is the government oversight of our privacy? My doctor can't talk to my husband without my consent, but he can send my records to a private company without my consent. Does that make sense?
In a perfect world is this a great idea, YES, Do we live in a perfect world where you can be assured that your records are secure, NO.
Posted on May 9 at 5:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This is why hospitals and doctors offices should not ask for or be given social security numbers! I am asked for mine or my child's often, but when I challenge them, they always back down. Sometimes they say that they need it for billing, to which I reply, "No, you don't." and then they give up asking. I've never been refused an appointment because of refusing to give my SSN.
DID ANYONE ASK ALBANY MED WHY THEY ASK FOR IT IN THE FIRST PLACE? If they are so concerned with their patient's privacy, then why do they ask for and input SSNs into their system?
Posted on September 21 at 7:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)
He has no place in a civilized society. Lock him away forever or someone else will be killed next time.
Posted on August 7 at 10:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
How could they give up all this free publicity?
Posted on May 18 at 6:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
My family and I use the family housing at Boston Children's Hospital many times a year. They charge $30 per night , where a hotel is about $200. Having options like this means so much when a family member is going through a crisis or has a chronic disease. This is truly a godsend for the families in need. You are creating a beautiful legacy in Jack's Place. Good luck with the renovations. I hope it opens soon.
Posted on April 14 at 2:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The family should look into an environmental modification (e mod) through NYS Medicaid. They will pay for the conversion of a van into a ramp van and will make modifications to their house for ramps, handicapped bathroom, etc. contact your caseworker or Catholic Charities for more info. Help is out there and since she already has NYS Medicaid, they should pursue the options that are available to them. The earlier you start the better. It can take a year or more for all the approvals to get done to get you in queue with a contractor. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on April 12 at 7:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
To the U.S. Army Captain,
I'm sure I speak for many when I say THANK YOU for your service to our country. I'm sorry you suffered such an insult.
Best of luck to you in the future.
Posted on March 11 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Maybe people can park elsewhere and be trolled in too. The parking at the fair for the disabled is terrible. We've actually been there, waited in queue and then drove back down the hill because there was nowhere to park. Very disappointing!
Posted on November 15 at 8:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it." (George Santayana quote)