Senior reporter at @ProPublica, past president of @ahcj, hopeful Detroit Lions fan, Columbia journ prof. Dad and husband. charles.ornstein@propublica.org

Once again, the VA turns down Navy vets for Agent Orange benefits

stripes.com — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has once again turned down an effort by Navy veterans to get compensation for possible exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits

propublica.org — ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the effects of the chemical mixture Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their families, as well as their fight for benefits. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project The U.S.
Feb 08, 2016

My latest: Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits propublica.org/article/once-a…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @charlesornstein: My latest: Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits propublica.org/article/once-a…

Feb 08, 2016

The VA rules, again, that science doesn't justify giving Navy vets off Vietnam coast Agent Orange benefits propublica.org/article/once-a…

Feb 08, 2016

The VA has once again turned down an effort by Vietnam War Navy vets to get compensation for Agent Orange exposure. propublica.org/article/once-a…

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Nursing Assistant Fired, Charged After Posting Nude Video of 93-Year-Old on Snapchat

propublica.org — ProPublica is exploring how patient privacy violations are affecting patients and the medical care they receive. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project Clarification, Jan. 19, 2016: This post has been clarified to explain how imprisonment in Wisconsin consists of both confinement behind bars as well as extended supervision.
Jan 19, 2016

RT @ProPublica: Another assisted living employee has been charged for taking a nude photo of a resident and posting it on Snapchat. bit.ly/1Snct4

Jan 19, 2016

.@charlesornstein on another case of a nursing home worker sharing nude images of a resident on Snapchat propublica.org/article/nursin…

Jan 19, 2016

RT @charlesornstein: My latest: Wisc. nursing assistant fired, charged with felony after posting nude video of 93-year-old on Snapchat propublica.org/article/nursin…

Jan 19, 2016

My latest: Wisc. nursing assistant fired, charged with felony after posting nude video of 93-year-old on Snapchat propublica.org/article/nursin…

Jan 19, 2016

Why do long-term care workers keep posting dehumanizing pics of seniors on social media? It happened again. propublica.org/article/nursin…

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Charles Ornstein: Your health records are supposed to be private. They aren’t.

dallasnews.com — Seven years ago, I sat across from Farrah Fawcett in the living room of her Los Angeles condo. In what would be her last media interview before she died in 2009, the actress described her suspicion that an employee at UCLA Medical Center had shared details of her cancer treatment - and the setbacks along the way - with the National Enquirer.

Another VA headache: Privacy violations rising at vets’ medical facilities

tucsonsentinel.com — When Anthony McCann opened a thick manila envelope from the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, he expected to find his own medical records inside. Instead, he found over 250 pages of deeply revealing personal information on another veteran's mental health. "It had everything about him, and I could have done anything with it," McCann said in an interview.
Jan 04, 2016

VA headache: Privacy violations rising at vets’ medical facilities ow.ly/WzqNe pic.twitter.com/yrdm8WGYbS

Farrah Fawcett was right: We have little medical privacy

healthcareitnews.com — Seven years ago, I sat across from Farrah Fawcett in the living room of her Los Angeles condo. In what would be her last media interview before she died in 2009, she described her suspicion that an employee at UCLA Medical Center had shared details of her cancer treatment -- and the setbacks along the way -- with the National Enquirer.

Farrah Fawcett was right: We have little medical privacy

salon.com — This originally appeared on ProPublica. Seven years ago, I sat across from Farrah Fawcett in the living room of her Los Angeles condo. In what would be her last media interview before she died in 2009, she described her suspicion that an employee at UCLA Medical Center had shared details of her cancer treatment - and the setbacks along the way - with the National Enquirer.

California hospitals inconsistently enforce privacy law

sacbee.com — In 2008, outraged by a string of snooping incidents involving celebrities' medical records, California legislators passed a groundbreaking law that compelled hospitals to quickly report patient privacy breaches and gave the state power to levy fines for such violations.
Dec 31, 2015

My story now live on @sacbee_news California hospitals inconsistently enforce privacy law sacbee.com/news/local/art…

Dec 31, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: My story now live on @sacbee_news California hospitals inconsistently enforce privacy law sacbee.com/news/local/art…

Dec 31, 2015

RT @sacbee_news: Investigation: California hospitals inconsistently enforce privacy law sacb.ee/54PN pic.twitter.com/J0S8OfKIw8

The consequences for hospitals violating patient privacy in California? It depends

scpr.org — In 2008, outraged by a string of snooping incidents involving celebrities' medical records, California legislators passed a groundbreaking law that compelled hospitals to quickly report patient privacy breaches and gave the state power to levy fines for such violations.
Dec 31, 2015

Now live on @KPCC: Consequences for California hospitals violating patient privacy? Depends scpr.org/news/2015/12/3… via kpcc

Dec 31, 2015

RT @KPCC: The consequences for hospitals violating patient privacy in California? It depends bit.ly/1kwa2a5 via @charlesornstein @ProPublica

The Consequences for Violating Patient Privacy in California? Depends Where the Hospital Is

propublica.org — ProPublica is exploring how patient privacy violations are affecting patients and the medical care they receive. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project This story was co-published with The Sacramento Bee and KPCC.
Dec 31, 2015

My final story in 2015: The Consequences for Violating Patient Privacy in California? Depends Where the Hospital Is propublica.org/article/califo…

Dec 31, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: My final story in 2015: The Consequences for Violating Patient Privacy in California? Depends Where the Hospital Is propublica.org/article/califo…

Dec 31, 2015

California has a groundbreaking patient privacy law. Trouble is, it's *inconsistently* enforced, I found. propublica.org/article/califo…

Dec 31, 2015

If Los Angeles hospitals violate patient privacy, few consequences; in the Inland Empire, many. My analysis: propublica.org/article/califo…

Dec 31, 2015

The Consequences for Violating Patient Privacy in California? Depends Where the Hospital Is nzzl.us/wQ43IyY

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Feb 10, 2016

VA hospital chief of staff in Oklahoma reassigned amid quality-of-care investigation tulsaworld.com/news/health/mu…

Feb 10, 2016

Crisis pregnancy centers fighting CA law requiring them to post sign with notice of free abortions, birth control nyti.ms/1V35o0g

Feb 10, 2016

Please help @ProPublica and @PilotNews investigate the effects of Agent Orange on vets+their kids: propublica.org/agentorange

Feb 10, 2016

RT @jayhancock1: Humana "continues to evaluate its participation in the individual commercial [Obamacare] business for 2017." Bluff? washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-insu…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @jbsgreenberg: Some student debtors are doubly imprisoned: trapped by debt and pursued in prison by Uncle Sam. bloom.bg/1QVdkzD @Nataliekitro

Feb 10, 2016

It's almost like all those NH politicians stumping for Clinton in New Hampshire didn't have any effect at all. twitter.com/nickconfessore…

Feb 10, 2016

We wrote about IMS in 2014: propublica.org/article/big-da… | This Little-Known Firm Is Getting Rich Off Your Medical Data for.tn/1X6D3HC

Feb 10, 2016

"There are far more rules." What the turmoil at Zenefits reveals about Silicon Valley's big problem with health care wpo.st/tVSA1

Feb 10, 2016

RT @Farzad_MD: IME even when a proposed budget is “rejected” by congress, it still serves as basis for agency pitch to their committees @charlesornstein


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