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Thursday, July 30, 2009

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You are right, Molly. There is great risk of abuse. This must be done correctly and with great care.

I'm not sure I agree with every word of this post, but I agree with the concept of computerizing records for many reasons. And of course, we've all heard of cases where paper records are breached. It's a touchy subject.

Thanks for the comment,
Carol

Computerized medical records that our physicians could all access would be a godsend. BUT, commercial record storage where you and I could freely upload our medical information and share access with others scares me. Who is behind the site? How do we know the information is secure? What if they sell their site or go out of business? Would our information be safe in the event of a lawsuit (there is no legal confidentiality mandate to commercial sites). Even Google has talked about offering this kind of service. Would you want your private information on Google (shudder!).

Molly

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