It begins. Nebraska government will require all health data to be uploaded to government computer systems

The Hippocratic Oath is at the heart of the medical profession. And one major component of the Oath is privacy and confidentiality. But governments everywhere have been waging war on medical privacy.

Now the State of Nebraska has begun the mass collection of digital health data on all its citizens, Reclaim The Net reported.

This initiative, part of a state Health Information Technology (HIT) Board’s mandate, consolidates health records in a way that has never been done before, raising alarm over the state’s direction toward a possible national digital ID system and the specter of surveillance that could follow.

The Nebraska Legislature made a law (LB 411) that says all healthcare facilities must share their health records in this system to help patients and improve how healthcare works together.