Blog

Patient Stories: Michael Singer

Michael Singer (@Bronxborn409) was diagnosed with male breast cancer back in 2010 to his complete surprise. “I had never heard of it back then,” he said during a recent conversation; “I had just lost my sister to metastatic breast cancer and no one ever told me that it might run...

How Ciitizen Makes Digital Sharing Easy and Why That Matters

Medical professionals have long been asking why healthcare systems can’t simply consolidate a patient’s complete health history into an easily searchable format, lamenting the fact that medical records are often lengthy and difficult to read.  As oncologist Lincoln Nadauld stated in a recent Ciitizen blog post: “I don’t always need...

Oncologist Stories: Lincoln Nadauld

“I recently met with an advanced colon cancer seeking an opinion regarding her treatment options. She was diagnosed a few years ago and had received various chemotherapies that are standard for her type of disease,” Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, recently recounted; “In reviewing her case, I sought records from her previous...

Virtual Care Under COVID-19 and the Barriers to Effective Telemedicine

“Even if no other good for health care emerges from the coronavirus crisis, one development — the incorporation of telemedicine into routine medical care — promises to be transformative. Using technology that already exists and devices that most people have in their homes, medical practice over the internet can result...

Patient Stories: Anna Waller

Anna Waller was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in November of 2017 and by the end of that year had undergone what’s known as the Whipple procedure: an operation that removes the head of the pancreas, the first part of the small intestine, the gallbladder and the bile duct. After her recovery,...

Ciitizen Launches Metastatic Breast Cancer Insight Study With Breastcancer.org

To help metastatic breast cancer patients understand treatment patterns and potential options for care, Ciitizen has teamed up with Breastcancer.org to launch the Metastatic Breast Cancer Insight Study, an initiative that includes patient participation directly in the research process. With COVID-19 currently disrupting treatment and procedures for cancer patients everywhere,...

The Patient Record Scorecard: Version III Suggests Significant Improvement

Ciitizen has released the third version of its Patient Record Scorecard, evaluating compliance of 820 health care providers with the right under the HIPAA Privacy Rule for individuals to access and receive copies of their health information (the HIPAA Right of Access).  As has always been the case for the...

Now more than ever

Dear Ciitizens,  In these unprecedented and challenging times of COVID19, we understand that many of you feel uniquely vulnerable based on your current cancer treatments or history of cancer. With many cancer surgeries, treatments, and clinical trials impacted or postponed due to the virus, we understand that the cancer community...

OCR Settles Second Case in New HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

By Deven McGraw Today the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced its second settlement in its initiative to more robustly enforce the HIPAA Right of Access. This settlement, involving alleged violation of the HIPAA Right of Access by Korunda Medical, LLC (Korunda), was for $85,000 and obligates Korunda to...