[LINK] The "health" record security model

Jim Birch planetjim at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 14:01:15 AEDT 2018

Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> On 12/11/2018 11:52 AM, Jim Birch wrote:

> Are you aware that when you get a myhr it will be pretty empty and
> history will not be uploaded?

Of course.  Are you aware that when you buy a house it is not full of
furniture and homely memories?

> PBS data that is uploaded automatically might give some indication
> of medical problems, but the gap between script and reality can be
> significant.

Absolutely.  And the seatbelts that were introduced in the 1960 would not
cut it today - too dangerous.  Does that mean they should not have been
introduced.  No, they were an improvement.

This whole argument is a bit wonky.  Do you want the health system we have
now, the one we had a 50 or a hundred years ago?   I don't want either.  I
want the world that continuously improves not the one that is perfect.  I
would ideally like to be treated by the health system of two centuries in
the future and the sooner we get there the better.  I certainly would
prefer the MyHR that's been running for a few decades and has complete and
reliable information but there is only one way to get there.

I just don't get this end of history thing.


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