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Originally posted by HedyLamarr
I would be careful too, but maybe it is just an insurance issue... That nobody else can pretend to be you, who does not have health insurance? Just a thought, it the reason could be more obscure...
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Most of the post are right on target. The pictures are also a deterant and safety measure aginst identify theft as well as people who use different names etc in order to avoid billing and the narcotic abuse by getting multiple prescriptions of narcs using different names.
Most Hospital are going to whats called integrated electroni records also, so this is anohter step in that process. If you live in Californa and visit New York and something happens where you are in the Hospital, they can request your records, cutting down on the costs of having to run multiple tests to see if you have prior medical issues, allergies etc.
Its creepy I agree, however the intent is to stramline and improve medical care. The system some Hospitals are putting inplace will eventually allow patients to check there results from home via the internet. You can log in and see your blood / test results etc.