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Well said, Stanton. There's little or nothing to be gained from
merely dancing around this.
On Thu, 8 Aug 1996, Stanton McCandlish wrote:
> Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 20:16:43 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Stanton McCandlish <email@example.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: enough...
> Enough argument about who does and doesn't own the medical records.
> This has been going on, intermittently, for a long time now.
> Let's just settle on it:
> The legal fact of who owns the record, and or what it contains, is not a
> settled issue, except locally. IF we agree that the patient should own
> this information, that the record *is* this information in a particular
> virtual "container" held by a particular party, and that said party must
> have some responsibility for protecting that container as long as it
> holds information on someone else, that's great.
> What do we DO about it?
> Can't we move from an endless Usenet-like "discussion" and get to the
> point: tactics, strategy and action?
> If we don't even agree on what a record is, on whether health care
> providers and other record-holders should be responsible for security,
> and/or on whether all is or isn't right with the system, what's the point of
> this list? To what end are we burning time and energy here?
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