In response to Marvin Greenberg's comments in Andis Robeznieks' Patients wary of employer, plan-sponsored PHRs:
I say nonsense. If we as patients don't protect our medical information insurance companies, medical plans administrators and employers will use the information to rate us and charge a higher rate for our insurance, deny us jobs, cut benefits under our insurance plans and in general, prevent us from obtaining the medical care needed. This is tantamount to hiring the fox to guard the hen house. The fox has a vested interest in seeing that the door is not locked. Secure the information first, then make it available to the patient to provide or not provide to caregivers or payers.
Alex SyfrettBusiness consultantLaguna Hills, Calif. To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.