Sunday, March 29, 2009

More On National Electronic Medical Records has another great article about why we should be wary of national electronic medical records. I've posted my thoughts about this here. Here is a snippet:

The reality of nationalized electronic medical records is recognized among most medical professionals, who know that the claims of saving money and lives are not supported by the preponderance of credible evidence and that improving health care isn't about having everyone's medical records in a federal database for governmental oversight. But the general public has largely been kept in the dark about the controversies surrounding electronic medical records. One reason for this disconnect and why the full story isn't reaching consumers was explained in this weeks Journal of the American Medical Association.

Go here for the full story: Junkfood Science: The silence of evidence

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