On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Howard McCollister
Computerised medical records are so much fun. 3059
On Thu, 8 Jun 2005, Howard McCollister The Medical Information Bureau has been around for at least 1-2 decades, maybe longer. I'm sure a large number of people who have medical histories are in that...
You got that right!
The new 21st Century myth: No matter what it is, computerizing it will make it better.
...the hackers (to make mischeif unspecified but hazzardous, mess things up so you get contagioned or make even more mistakes), the insurance companies so they can deny coverage, find a dumb but legal reason to deny a claim, all the databases (eg. Choicepoint, etc) where the data will sooner or later be lost or corrupted, and the FBI-NSA-CIA get it, the insurance companies and finance companies who will adjust your fees according to "filters" they don't have to tell you about, the political parties who will steal your idenbreasty to vote in your name in the next election...(I'm sure I left something out)
There are already books out there that say its already here. The books and articles already say that Choicepoint has files on almost every person in America and they have it NOW.
The cost of such a
Insurance companies are consolidating like mad and fewer and bigger. They have access, also, to the Medical Information Bureau. Do you know who they are? And, they have been around for a long time.