Due to circumstances beyond my control, bike crash yesterday resulting in broken right wrist, typing has become near impossible. yes, I’m right-handed. Therefore, for the next few days, any posts that do appear will look more like abstracts than the more thorough write-up and analysis you’ve come to expect.
Doctors tell me that in a couple weeks, I’ll be in much better shape, so please hang tight.
BTW, ended up at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital trauma center yesterday and the staff there was great. Very attentive and thorough and a welcomed reprieve from other trauma centers I’ve landed in. While there, did talk to several clinicians, both nurses and doctors, all in their late 20’s, or 30’s and without exception, all of them believed in a consumer’s right to access, manage and control their personal health information (PHI). Found this quite heartening and almost the antithesis of what I have heard from the AMA. Could it be that the AMA is only surveying older doctors, doctors who are not yet comfortable with releasing PHI into the hands of their customers? Certainly something that requires further, deeper exploration.