Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paper Medical Records "Blowing in the Wind"

Those of you who have nightmares about the Big Brother dystopia that will be wrought on our planet when electronic medical records make significant headway should check out this article from Richmond, VA's, which describes how yesterday morning a large pile of paper charts were "blowing around" a Babies R Us parking lot.

In conclusion: paper is cool for things like funny hats, not patient charts.


  1. Dr. Tristan StrongApril 10, 2009 at 3:38 PM

    Right on! Did I wake up in the Paleolithic Age? Is this "Encino Man" in reverse? Time to stop scrolling patients' private medical information on dead trees. Let's join the 21st century.

  2. I have so many concerns about this technology. Say we have another Y2K? Is there a plan in place to protect medical records? Some sort of electronic lock box in a secure, undisclosed location would go a long way to assuage my worries.

  3. What is a lock box?

    From the Desk of Dr. Ray Allen