In response to Matthew DoBias' "CMS warns providers about missing data":
Wonderful. It is not enough for government institutions like the CMS and the VA to fumble millions of patients' electronic health records routinely, now doctors' records are being lost as well.
Of all the stakeholders with interests in EHR interoperability, which ones are increasingly threatened by irresponsible planning? Doctors and patients.
Of all the stakeholders, which ones have the most to lose? Doctors and patients.
Now in the end, which stakeholders unquestionably have to be sold on EHRs for anything safe and meaningful to happen at all?
I fear that if such irresponsibility continues, my grandchildren will never benefit from the unimaginable advances evidence-based medicine could have provided them.
And the other stakeholders? I think Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, summed it up several years ago with his well-known quote: "You have no privacy. Get over it."
A waste of miracles.
Darrell Pruitt, D.D.S.Fort Worth, Texas To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.