The Benefits, and Potential Side Effects, of Sharing Medical Records Online - Knowledge@Wharton
Posted Nov 18 2008 12:14am
The Benefits, and Potential Side Effects, of Sharing Medical Records Online - Knowledge@Wharton: "Hsu expects concerns about the electronic transfer of personal medical information to fade over time. While medical information is guarded more closely than financial data, there are similarities. Initially, financial data was largely paper-based and consumers were reluctant to share information electronically. Today, web-based banking and financial transactions are commonplace. Personal health records may follow the same path, says Hsu. 'Electronic banking faced initial resistance too,' he notes. 'Remember, it is still quite early in the Internet age. So there will have to be education about electronic medical records, a clear value proposition and a lot of selling before people are prepared to make the transition.'"