Some who know no better agree. Some who stand to benefit agree.
Reading through the posts, it seems that the plan originated in a report that promised cost savings. Assertions of other aims notwithstanding, that was the focus and remains so to this day.
My Health Record was originally the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record. The cynic in me suggests that the subject of the record had little or no control - and was never intended to - beyond whether a record existed or not. From what I’ve seen it was never intended to be much of a record either - beyond that necessary to reduce costs.
In the interim, the name has been changed, but the focus and substance remain the same. A minimal record, intended to reduce costs to the government. The most substantial change is a reduction in control by the subject of the record (what little there was to begin with).
Much of the support seems predicated on a belief that the record will be comprehensive and truly useful. From what I’ve read, it’s intended to be no more than a snapshot. There will be no history. When needed most, it may or may not hold needed information. If the information is there, then it may or may not be in a form that’s useful under the circumstances at the time.
Quite apart from all the other concerns I wonder whether, in its current neutered form, it’s worth doing.
Meanwhile, at least they’re consistent: