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Medical Records, More Fluid Communication, Better Care

It frustrates me that there are different medical centers that have my medical information and they don't talk. My information is in different places and it's hard for them to get it to one another. It's like they have to reinvent the wheel every time I come in for a doctor's appointment. They ask me my family history, prior injuries, etc. Google and Amazon.com probably know more of this basic information than my new doctor does. We should have as much information as possible to help doctors make more informed decisions.

Submitted by Unsubscribed User 4 years ago

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  1. Unsubscribed User Idea Submitter

    I am adamantly against various health facilities electronically sharing my medical information. How well is it protected from unauthorized access and misuse, just where it is now? How do I know when and why it's been shared, and how much of the information was transmitted? If a provider "picked and chose" what to send, has the data sent lost its context?

    There are a zillion questions related to this issue. Unless and until each and every provider is required to have on-staff a highly-trained IT expert to handle this data, *I* want be the holder of my medical data and be the one responsible for providing it to future medical providers.

    4 years ago
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  2. Unsubscribed User Idea Submitter

    We can't keep your bank records secure and you think we can keep your medical records safe? This is foolish.

    4 years ago
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  3. How about a standard (electronic) format for medical records that can be given to the patient in an electronic format (USB memory, encrypted e-mail, etc.) that the patient is then responsible for securing. This is very similar to the paper records today.

    Then the patient can take that electronic record to each doctor/provider and distribute the info and secure it as the patient chooses.

    Patients that want their info on a shared medical network for ease of sharing can do so. Patients that don't want their info shared on a network still have a simple, compact collection of all their own medical records.

    4 years ago
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  4. I voted down not because I disagree, but because we're not there yet. Security is paramount. You don't want your entire medical history that readily available. With current security tech.

    But you do want it readily available if you can ensure privacy. So keep asking your medical establishment -- they are working on it, and they appreciate your input.

    4 years ago
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  5. I find it very odd that anyone would really want this. It is a major privacy violation and violates our 5th amendment rights. Our private records can not be taken without a court order.

    How dare you and Obama take my records. It is up to me what information I give my doctors not you or the government and I don't anyone other than my local doctors office to have my records.

    How do we opt out of your big brother snooping program?

    4 years ago
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