Some doctors are concerned about the accuracy, completeness, usefulness and volume of the records that physicians will receive from patients. They worry about the hours of uncompensated work it will take to slog through them. And they are concerned about the potential for a misdiagnosis if something important was overlooked.
So far, the public has yet to embrace the records, in part because the main push to promote them has been from health plans and employers. A recent survey found that 52 percent of the respondents were worried about employers using medical information to limit job opportunities.