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  •  it will also mean (1+ / 0-)
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    that your medicail records become widely available to many you dont want them available to. Give it 3-5 years before the first major scandal.

    A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

    by cdreid on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 02:15:29 PM PDT

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    •  Our medical clinic has had (5+ / 0-)

      electronic records for years, and no problems that I'm aware of. With proper security there should be no issues, and it's nice when our PCP can check the computer to see the results of Mr. Scribe's colonoscopy (all clear -- won't need another for 3 years) or I can go to Urgent Care on the weekend if I'm ill and they can pull up my list of prescriptions and I just check off what I'm still taking. And electronic prescriptions means no worries about bad doctor's handwriting; many years ago I almost ended up with a higher dose of a prescription med because the pharmacist couldn't read my then-doctor's handwriting.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 03:27:07 PM PDT

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      •  that's not what we're talking about (1+ / 0-)
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        medical records have been kept electronically for decades. What we're talking about is networked and centralised systems. But then again.. "right to privacy" in this country actually only means the right to abortion.. it's not taken seriously in any other area...

        A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

        by cdreid on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 07:12:36 PM PDT

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        •  There are always pros and cons (0+ / 0-)

          The VA medical records system is a beast but it, reportedly, doesn't communicate with the records of active military.  My husband worked with the VA system for 7 years and got plenty sick of the requirements.  He says that the VA requirements for how extensive the physical exams are mean that it takes at least 45 - 55 minutes to do the exam plus the typing in the computer.  Great care for the patients, but not so great when the contracting companies expect the physicians to complete the work in 30 minutes.

          •  inate human rights (0+ / 0-)

            are so quickly shown the door in this country with precisely this thinking

            A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

            by cdreid on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 04:25:00 PM PDT

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