It might be nice to have your medical records available online no matter where you are in the world. So in case you get hurt or injured--a doctor in New York could look at your records if you're from say--California. But what if those records reveal medical secrets you'd rather NOT have opened--like psychiatric evaluations? This begs the question: what are the pros and cons of having electronic medical records?
Peter Swire is a law professor at Ohio State University and visiting senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Susan Pisano is vice-president at America's Health Insurance Plans--which is an association of 1,300 insurance companies. Both appeared on "Power Lunch" to discuss the issue.