A word of warning...
Do not let too many people have a piece of the pie.
I would like to know from our Happy Kaiser Permanante customer how many people his wonderful HMO have screwed out of treatment of payback.
Do a bit of digging.
That's the US system for you. They have VERY good reasons to want to keep track of all that happens to you.
Don't get me wrong. When I mean they I mean those beancounters you never get to see. They are the ones who will fuck you over. I would like to assume that most doctors employed by Kaiser at least have some level of decency and ethics docs and other medical staff have in more socialist environs.
They don't want to pay for your beta-interferon for your MS if they could get away with, or your peripheral stem cell autograft so you have a chance at salvage chemotherapy for the cancer burning deep within you if they can get away with it. And don't give me that bullshit about if you're that fucked, you might as well turn out the lights faster and go to sleep.
I know health care is tricky. Have a complete free market and certain groups get marginalized. Have a totally socialist service and you have funding problems.
I don't know what exactly Google have cooking with such an esteemed medical centre of excellence but ... there are a lot of issues I can see which involve privacy and who should see what, who ultimately can see what in reality et cetera. This concern is probably more valid in a health care environment like america where you are let's face it more likely to get shafted by your insurance company/HMO unless you've tons (AND TONS) of money.
I have faith in the online records our Scottish colleague just described.
This kaiser permanente thing or this latest cleveland thing? I would suggest you Americans who will have to live with it think clearly thru it first.
Paris Hilton icon because she has soo much money she doesn't have to give a rat's ass about health insurance.