Information sharing is great and all, but I’m waiting for spam that says “click here” and have it be a medical records release.
It simply doesn’t seem like enough thought has been put into this, and after the mess HIPAA made of things, I can’t see them being any better about this. It’ll either be too easy to get information from the database (especially for insurance companies – wait ’til their lobby gets involved), or harder than it was previously.
Thankfully, they’re not calling for a centralized database of medical records (running SQLServer! yeah!).