Monday, March 31, 2008

Why Things Suck: Medical Records

Why Things Suck: Medical Records: " Most medical records are about as orderly as an ER on Saturday night. Because they're mainly confined to paper, they can't be easily transferred from one physician or hospital to another. And because they're not subject to any standards (or even legibility requirements), they're nearly impossible to compare and combine. But a word of advice: Pressure your docs into accepting a more transparent system. If you don't understand your chart, ask. You want some surgeon to cut the wrong leg off of you someday?"

I'd go one step further ! Why depend upon your doctor to keep your records ? Why not keep them yourself by starting your own PHR ? You can do this free at ! What do you have to lose ?

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