Do-it-yourself medical records put to the test
“Can using personal health records, or PHRs, actually make you healthier? The government is spending millions on the first studies to find out. ”
This makes me nuts. In a day of massive deficits, this is the type of useless junk that needs to be cut. Instead they are cutting necessities to people and to our country’s infrastructure.
“The idea: Put records from every health encounter in one patient-controlled spot, such as a password-protected Internet site. Then if you travel, change doctors, or a disaster destroys paper charts — like when Hurricane Katrina flooded doctors’ offices — you’ll always have on hand information that could prove crucial.”
First of all, we are always hearing about Dems being the party of big centralized govt. This nifty idea is a product of the Republicans and Bushie administration. And they are spending millions to find out how to make their idea law. Just another intrusion into privacy. The Republican party has become and is TODAY the party of BIG BROTHER GOVT!
“such as a password-protected Internet site” — Don’t they know there is no such thing? Haven’t they learned from the millions who have had their identity stolen off hacked sites?
I read an article not too long ago about how a woman almost died because someone had used her identity in the hospital. Can you just imagine the ramifications of what would happen if this site was hacked?
Please stop wasting our tax money of such foolishness. Let the capitalistic system make the way for new ideas and new products.