People ask me why it is so important for hospitals, EHRs and insurers to demand you use EHR system. As the guy who runs this website, I am bombarded with this kind of stuff:
Subject: Cerner Users List
From: Amy Rosa
Would you be interested in acquiring of Cerner Users List to boost your sales and marketing?
We can also give the users lists of alternative Vendors
Ø NextGen® Healthcare
Let me know if you are interested and share you Target Job title and Geography So that I can give more information about counts and pricing.
Awaiting for your response.
Sr. Marketing Manager
I guess we are on some list that for companies who think we want to buy information. Your data means a lot of money to everyone but…….US PHYSICIANS! It hardly helps in the care of medicine. When was the last time you really got something out of doing metrics?
This is real. Look at this headline:
Google, UChicago Medicine Sued for Alleged Patient Privacy Violation
A class-action lawsuit accuses the UChicago Medicine and Google of violating patient privacy, by sharing thousands of patient records – without removing personal identifiers, according to a New York Times report.
We are being scammed people. Patients’ information is being sold. Your information, as doctors, is being sold.
This has to stop!