NEGATIVE MEDICAL DISADVANTAGES GENERAL 253
UNIQUENESS LOTS OF MEDICAL INFORMATION NOW
THE CURRENT MEDICAL RECORDS SITUATION LEADS TO A FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION
Kasper Zeuthen, The Daily Yomiuri (Tokyo) September 7, 1999, SECTION: Pg. 7 TITLE: Reportage Nippon / Health information moves too freely in United States // acs-EE2001
With the growing computerization of patient records, personal information is floating around in a vast electronic network and can easily get into the wrong hands. Moreover, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies willingly share patient records with researchers, employers, drug companies, government agencies and insurance companies.
GOVERNMENT IS CREATING A HUGE NEW MEDICAL DATABASE IN THE INTERESTS OF RESEARCH AND EFFICIENCY
Kelly Patricia O'Meara; Insight on the News, February 14, 2000, Pg. 18, TITLE: Public Comment on Medical Records // acs-EE2001
That's right. In the name of medical research and "administrative efficiency," that irritating and recurring thingamabob on your whatchamacallit that long has been a personal matter between you and your doctor now will become part of a massive government database.