Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Body, My Life, My Health Data (James M. Connolly)

Interesting post about eHealth Data 
Of all the data that we produce throughout our lives, is there any that would be more important to have on hand in a single place? Let's face it, the time when bones are breaking or chest pains are, as the doctor says, "radiating" isn't the time to try to remember when you had that surgery many years ago or which of several sound-alike drugs you actually are allergic to.

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While it can be difficult for us to remember all of our history and conditions when we are in pain, it's horrifying to have to go through that process when we are trying to answer for an incapacitated child or other loved one.