I live in Madison, Right next to Epic actually. Pretty much all medical facilities in the area use them of course.
The problem is, every time I go into the doctor they tell me about how they can now pull in all my medical history from every other system. It's so great! Yay! The doctors are sooo giddy and I roll my eyes because I know what's coming...
So according to this you have Herpes... no? Strange...
And multiphasic drug abuse? No?
Open heart surgery? Really? No?
and on an on it goes.
EVERY time I go in, all that stuff shows up under my name. No, I do not have a common name like John smith. My real name is very unique. Yet, records that have nothing to do with me get pulled in every time. But the only data transferred is the diagnoses. There is no info on where the data came from, when it happened... nothing. I'm pretty sure I'd remember heart surgery or herpes.
People lie about their names at hospitals all the time to avoid billing, law enforcement, etc... I suspect that's what happened to me. I had a rather unsavory roommate in college. But since the system lacks all detail of the event, I cannot even get it removed. This needs to die... and die theroughly. I should get to chose which records are kept about my health.