Skip to comments.Another disaster hidden within Obamacare–Electronic Health Records
Posted on 11/22/2013 10:27:15 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
An importantand costlyplank of Obamacare is the forced changeover to EHR. However, as health care informatics guru Scot Silverstein MD tells us, there seem to be endless issues with EHR products. Case in point: University of Arizona Health System.
As Silverstein reports, upwards of $100 million was spent on EHR, which could have financed an entire new wing to the facility. As the Universitys own internal website devoted to EHR proclaims, Weve resolved 6,036 issues and have 3,517 open issues. Scot continues
These issues are in a supposedly mature product for which this organization has spent...
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Everything at my doc’s office now goes into computers. The nurses all have these wheeled podiums they push around with computers on them.
Having worked for a major hospital network in Florida, I can tell you that this is more terrifying than the public can possibly understand. IT Security in hospitals is ABYSMAL compared to other industries. You’d be better off carrying around a manila folder with your records.
I love the fact that my entire health record for 24 years in the Navyis available to my doctor at the VA and Tri-care doctor. It saves time and gives the doctor a great history of my health and also indeph look into medical issues I have. They should be doing this with the entire nation decades ago.
Just makes it easier to deny healthcare via death panels. The Left’s new form of camps to eliminate the undesirables, ya think? Sound familiar. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
As long as you don’t mind your info being available to everyone else in the Federal government and any reasonably competent hacker.
I don’t care one bit as long as my doctor knows what the heck is up with my health.
You should be cautious about what you state. Would you feel so if you thought your records would be available to any employer after your service discharge? How about a 8 dollar per hour clerk keeping records at the hospital?
Once in standard electronic format, what is to prevent a Russian hacker from gaining access to your records and 1/2 of the people who live in your state. In a matter of a few minutes.
Computer security is a VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM.
yes but now instead of 15 mins with dr now computer gets 10 and you get 5!
I was reading comments on another site (don’t remember which) - I’m all over the place. The woman who was on Kelly’s Files last night who was pushed into Medicaid? Apparently, Medicaid “fine print” states that anyone put into Medicaid and then passes away, authorizes the gubermint to take their assets - which means if you sign up and get Medicaid - don’t bother to make a will to leave your assets to your family/friends. Wonder how many people know this?
I was fortunate enough to have been close to this process a few times in my working career (I am an engineer, not a computer expert) and saw this play out a half dozen times, once up close and personal.
Three years before I retired, I suggested to my supervisor a way to avoid random versions of what should be a single set of weekly updates of critical constantly changing information related to a large site, where construction was ongoing 365 days a year, and affected a hundred or so other engineers on site and countless others off site. This was my sole task, gathering changes and revisions and preparing the updates.
So eventually a program was ordered from the IT department to address that single problem.
Before the bureaucracy was done there were so many "enhancements" added to the original task that when I retired, the program was still not working to satisfy anyone, and as far as I know, to this day, 9 years later, it is still not working.
I can't recommend too strongly the value of reading this series of reports and commentary, if all of the links and sublinks are followed. An education in itself.
I think most of my "personal" information--medical, financial, etc--is already available. And that is one thing. Adding my expressed consent to it's access is another.
Another problem is going to be their questions that are used to assess your mental health and the nosy stuff about personal habits. Any conclusions that the person who interviews you comes up with can end up in those forever records.
Of course the real goal here is to reward political supporters. I'm sure a look at the contractors would quickly find crony capitalism.
“. Wonder how many people know this?”
Every Senior knows this so I assume younger people would be aware of it also. It has been known for years.
My company does HIPAA security assessments for hospitals. I’ve never seen one that meets all the requirements, or even most. Very poor security in the majority.
Their control of paper records was even worse.
All medical providers are being forced to have at least 80% of all their records computerized by 2014. If they don’t the govt will start withholding $$ for reimbursements.
The Dept of HHS has the power to audit ANY company which has medical records or a portion of them.