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Utah rolls out first statewide health information exchange, seeking patient consent

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  • Utahwoody Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    This is great news. I've already filled out the form and will be taking it to my primary care physician. This a big step in the right direction toward beginning to get some control on spiraling health care costs.

  • Lectori Salutem Beautiful Salt Lake Valley, Utah
    June 17, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    I think this is a great idea overall to protect patients and facilitate the best care possible. However, your medical records still are only as good as the information contained in them. I would caution each individual to examine their records to make sure they're accurate before signing any consent forms. You would be absolutely amazed at how much incorrect information gets into medical records. Sometimes errors are trivial and sometimes they're not. It also wouldn't hurt to examine your records periodically to make sure they continue to be accurate.

  • David B. Cedar City, UT
    June 17, 2011 6:38 a.m.

    I already have a disc that contains my history from my cardiologist in case I fall ill out state/area. My primary is automatically updated also from specialists that he has me see. It does save time as long as the govt doesn't stick their nose in it like Obamacare does. The only thing that concerns me is the possibility of my information being used for the wrong reason by the wrong people namely the gov't.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 17, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    David B. |
    The only thing that concerns me is the possibility of my information being used for the wrong reason by the wrong people namely the gov't.

    Actually you should be scared of the insurance companies who will use the info to NOT cover something when they decide to drop your coverage because one simple crossed "t" doesn't match their records.
    The Government is you, not some bottom line bean counter who makes bonuses by denying coverage.

    But hey, what ever makes you feel like the insurance companies are out to help you.