In the late 1930s the German government empowered the medical field to help improve the German society by forcing nurses and physicians to make careful records of individual citizen’s personal health records. They were to record those who eventually would become known as “Life unworthy of life.”
It would grow to include the homosexuals, the insane (those with mental health issues), children with mental retardation or congenital birth defects, and many more who were a drain on the social services and possible contaminants to the Aryan gene pool.
With the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), physicians and nursing staff are now empowered through promised, but not yet delivered, financial incentives to do just the same. It started innocently enough with us being told to meet “meaningful use” data by registering each patient’s smoking status, and BMI (a ratio of your height to weight). What’s the big deal about that?
This week, after my computers had been automatically updated on the weekend, a few more questions had been added that my ignorant and less conservative nursing staff began including “because after the update there were more questions listed that needed to be asked.”
A patient asked me what owning a handgun or his sexual preference had to do with the sore toe he came in for. Obviously nothing. And a quick visit with my nursing staff quickly put a stop to that–for now.
What is your physician and nursing staff putting into your records? What personal information are you being asked to include in your seemingly innocent medical record that meets the meaningful use requirements of Obamacare?
In Germany, more than 275,000 were killed because of this information. Good luck with that.