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.
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.
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.
GE has many creepy commercials about such intrusive medical storage information.
The ASSUMPTION is that doctors will be using the data.
This data will be used by:
bean counters to see the cost of keeping you alive to the benefit. (take you money now vs later)
the list goes on.
This consolodation of data was never about medical data for doctors, it IS about enslavement of the citizen to the state.