How Personal Health Records Could Make Care Less Efficient

Jacob Goldstein writes in the Wall Street Journal’s Health Blog:

High hopes are afoot for personal health records, online homes where patients can store their medical information to take from doctor to doctor and keep track of things like prescriptions and test results. Microsoft and Google, among others, are jumping in the patient-controlled record pool.

But on a visit to Health Blog HQ yesterday, Steve Leiber — who runs Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the trade group for health IT — pointed out a potential downside to the patient-centric records.

“Physicians aren’t going to trust it,” he said.

Read more at WSJ Health Blog

Lab Soft News responds to the interview and includes links to other responses to the interview with Steve Leiber.

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