Friday, April 28, 2006

Trust Your Mechanic

A fascinating multi-part interview with Dr. William Yasnoff on health records and patient control:

What I'm proposing is patient-centric in the sense that the proposal, which is called an eHealthTrust, involves the establishment of a lifetime health record for each person that is paid for and controlled by the person. They decide who has access to which parts when, and no one else decides that.

How can this be implemented? Through HIPAA, of course, which on the surface seems like just another way to make layers of busy-work, but as you drill down and see what he has to say, really makes a lot of sense.

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