I wish I could request paper records. Some old systems are better than the replacement. I would rather not be entered into any electronic system.
The current electronic record systems are notoriously hard to use. Nurses and doctors end up copying and pasting and clicking through these systems with little regard to the accuracy of the data. As a result, when there is a lawsuit, the extremely poor data quality of the medical records ends up hugely supporting the plaintiff.
From a more basic perspective: when I'm the the dr.'s office watching them type in my heart rate and blood pressure and notes, I'm thinking that my data is going into a central records system somewhere in the hospital where everything is in one spot so that it is easy to steal when it is eventually all stolen ( more specifically downloaded by someone who doesn't even need to enter the building. ).
This is how databases work. They put all your eggs in one basket. Plus, you can't have openness ( e.g. the paramedics can get to your records in seconds after finding your driver's license so that they know your pre-existing conditions ) and strong security. The goal of electronic records, making it easy to let a long list of people from the pharmacy to the insurance company to the government "server you better", is completely inconsistent with data privacy. If I can log into a webpage and view my records, it is only a matter of time before those records are stolen.