They Want Me to Buy Your Data!

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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

Hi,

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  Epic

Ø  WebPT

Ø  eclinicalWorks

Ø  NextGen® Healthcare

Ø  Kareoss

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.

Best Regards
Amy Rosa
Sr. Marketing Manager
|Santa Clara|

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!

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Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “They Want Me to Buy Your Data!

  1. R Stuart
    September 30, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Anyone who thinks EMRs have anything to do with better patient care is a fool.

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