Rev­o­lu­tion in health­care? It should be lo­cal in­ter­ac­tions be­tween docs, pa­tients

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the Jan. 23 Guest Commentary “Re­move bar­ri­ers to shar­ing health data and cre­ate a con­tin­u­ously learn­ing health­care sys­tem” (p. 26), I agree that each pa­tient should be able to re­ceive the health­care that meets his or her par­tic­u­lar goals. How­ever, one of my health goals is not to have my per­sonal in­for­ma­tion shared with the en­tire health­care in­dus­try. I’m sure many of my pa­tients feel the same way. I want the rev­o­lu­tion in health­care to move away from the in­ter­con­nected world of Big Brother gov­ern­ment and cor­po­rate over­lords to small, lo­cal in­ter­ac­tions among physi­cians and pa­tients. Dr. J. Ti­mothy Ames

Portage, Ind.

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