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Universal Health Care Debate Coincides with Release of My eMHR, the Nation's First Free Electronic Personal Health Records System
Date:3/12/2010

or relatives can provide access to the records for doctors and other caregivers
  • Foreign exchange students will have a reference for their medical history in the event of an emergency or for care while abroad
  • Access to this information when seeing a specialist or changing providers

  • This is by no means a comprehensive list, and more uses are constantly being found.

    "The value of having your medical history available in an emergency situation can mean the difference between life and death in a worst case scenario, or simply prolonged recovery in other situations. The value of 'information' about your allergies, what medications you're taking, past surgical procedures you've undergone, past or present illnesses you've been diagnosed with, or simply relevant issues about your family's history are all vital pieces of information that care providers need to know," points out Robert Higgs, President of ICUCare, LLC and engineer of My eMHR.

    He goes on to detail the value of the objectives and the inherent errors in the design and implementation embodied in the HITECH Act, a key component of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This is known by most Americans as the stimulus bill of 2009. Additionally, this Act will potentially allow medical records to be sold to other outlets. Some facts that Higgs points to:

     
    • The ARRA Bill was 778 pages in length and authorized $787 billion in spending.
    • The ARRA Bill was written, passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President all in less than 14 days, hence begging the question: did any of our legislators ever ha
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