Great points tim, I guess it really proves that old habits are hard to break and that new technologies aren’t always embraced regardless if they have significant advantages! Keep up the great posts!
The key point you don’t consider is that while the traditional systems do have their faults, they require lots of time and effort for minimal results. If someone listens to medical info with a radio, they learn one piece of medical information about one person. If someone gets a nurse’s user name and password, they can compromise every medical record about every patient that the hospital has.
I am currently having trouble seeing a doctor due to medical records transfers taking so long and cannot get a refill on my medication.
They won’t send medical documents by any other method except the mail unless it is considered a medical emergency (I think that means you have to be dying)in which case, the fax it.
I wish these medical [keep it clean please] could figure out how to make a secure method of sending medical papers, perhaps with encryption. I find it hard to believe that there is not a way, I think they are just to apathetic to do anything to help people, they’re making enough money as it is, I guess they’re in no hurry to have my business.
It has currently been 1 month and 13 days since I have been medicated.
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