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Thu May 16, 2019, 10:41 PM

Healthcare: how do you feel about having your encounter with your healthcare provider RECORDED?

When you next visit your physician or nurse practitioner would you mind/object to having your entire visit video recorded?

Not as a study. As the method the health visits will be documented from now on.

Yesterday, at my health clinic visit, the NP rolls in a cart with a computer (there is already a computer in the exam room that has active access to medical records to both add to and read from) with a LIVE FEED from 500 miles away. I can see the transcriber onscreen like a FaceTime phone call. A medical transcriber. Also, video and voice recordings of the heath encounter.

"Video recordings?" I said.

"Yes, but I can turn the camera away from you and just do the audio, and the transcriber listening and writing the note."

Later, reflecting on this new method of documentation, it did not sit well. I feel it hampers the confidential feeling of meeting with my health provider. I don't like it video recorded, and I said so. But still, there is a live person sitting in on my health visit, writing the note, and recording video/audio. Usually, the NP herself writes the note on the visit. The note is focused on the problem. For example: why is the person there, and what was done to address the problem. The facts. This new way feels invasive to me, and I don't know if I can accept it.

What do you think? Would you accept your doctor's visit to be video and audio recorded with a live person on screen watching/listening/recording?

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Reply Healthcare: how do you feel about having your encounter with your healthcare provider RECORDED? (Original post)
CharleyDog May 2019 OP
drray23 May 2019 #1
spin May 2019 #2
CharleyDog May 2019 #4
spin May 2019 #8
BigmanPigman May 2019 #3
CharleyDog May 2019 #5
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #11
Liberty Belle May 2019 #6
YOHABLO May 2019 #7
AllyCat May 2019 #9
sprinkleeninow May 2019 #10
Midnight Writer May 2019 #12
NotHardly May 2019 #13
delisen May 2019 #14
smirkymonkey May 2019 #15
tblue37 May 2019 #16

Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:43 PM

1. no i would not.

i dont even want my wife in the exam room with me. Any conversation with my doctor is between him and me only.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:48 PM

2. I remember one time when I asked my doctor if I could make an audio recording ...

of my appointment. He denied the request in no uncertain terms.

I am moving so I soon will have a new doctor. If he wants to record my appointment then I will insist I get to make an audio recording. We will see how that all works out.

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Response to spin (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:51 PM

4. so you feel OK about having video/audio recording while you visit your doctor?

Do you feel OK talking to your doctor while the transcriber watches and records?

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Response to CharleyDog (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:09 PM

8. At my age of 73 and retired it is fine with me. ...

If I was far younger and working I would feel differently.

I would still like to have a audio recording of my appointments because it is easier than taking notes.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:51 PM

3. Hell NO!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:52 PM

5. a very clear answer!!! nt

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri May 17, 2019, 12:23 AM

11. 👍

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:54 PM

6. No, I would refuse. THis is a violation of privacy.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:07 PM

7. I think it should be a choice by the patient.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 12:01 AM

9. No way!!

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 12:22 AM

10. HE double hockey sticks, no!

My new PCP office asked if I minded them taking a photo of me for their file. No thank you!

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:25 AM

12. I went in for surgery and my doctor told me as I lay on the table that a group from China was there

to observe his technique. He is a well known surgeon. I said OK, thinking partly that he will surely do his best under observation.

I was wrong. Two years later the whole thing blew apart, and I had to do it all again.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:39 AM

13. Each patient should be able to get a free copy of each recording...

the necessary "trust but verify" and keep copies of everything just in case some things 'go missing'.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:55 AM

14. What would be the medical purpose of such a recording?

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 03:57 AM

15. Absolutely not!

If they insisted I would get up and walk out and find another provider. It is an invasion of privacy. You have no idea who is getting that information on the other end of that camera or recorder.

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Response to CharleyDog (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 04:00 AM

16. No! nt

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