Continuing this monthly series: here’s this month’s update on travels, new bookings, and writings.
Access to our families’ health records:
The time for action is coming
The best in healthcare of course depends on access to all useful information, but HHS has reported to Congress that certain parties are “knowingly interfering” with the flow of families’ health records. Two posts:
- Take action: We need a Federal policy change – perhaps even a law – so I wrote a call to action: Open a Big DaM Spigot – Data About Me! As the post says, “All change starts with people asking.”
- See the post for some simple immediate actions.
- Talk about it with friends, too – it’s getting to be “Paul Revere” time. Don’t wait til it’s your family member who’s in a crisis.
- Over on Medium, I commented on a post by entrepreneur Steve Kiernan about this issue, saying:
“Who out there wants to present an argument why families should be kept apart from their people’s health data? … Is there any ethical or moral argument for no spigots?”