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electronic health records

This month, as Toronto plays host to one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, it's worth reflecting on the long way Canada's LGBT community appears to have come in terms of advancing their legal rights.
These electronic health record databases will be hacked and sold. Unlike the dynamic balance in the case of a bank account compromise, your entire medical history will not change, and will always be valuable. Your medical information is already worth more than credit card data, so why in the world would our governments be racing to be putting this in a centralized place, creating a single point for hackers?
I spent eight months in and out of hospital, received eight operations on my left leg, had my left knee joint replaced twice, and had two cataract operations. Managing my care and booking appointments by phone took a lot of effort. I jumped at the chance to use a patient portal, a digital health tool that my doctor introduced me to.