One more question - I am just curious how everyone feels about
the proposed electronic health records. Currently my GI, hospital, and primary have electronic records and I love them knowing automatically everything that happened at my last visit. They can also look up something if I can't remember.
But - at the same time I remember the horrable GI I saw as a teenager who swore there was nothing wrong with me and it was all in my head. If our records were electronic and my new GI in my new state could see them, would they have viewed me as a clean slate and found crohns or would they have been biased and sent me to the loony bin?
So - do you think nationwide electronic records are a good thing (saving costs and reducing medical errors) or a dangerous thing (following you from doctor to doctor)?