Forbes August 15, 2019
Niko Skievaski

Health care: The last frontier for consumerism. Although at the moment, consumers are a bit removed. Each of us, as patients, has the right to obtain our health data from our various providers. We have the right to combine all the different records and, if we choose, share with family, friends, and future providers. This is bold talk, but the reality is very different.

When we request our data from a health system today, we’re pointed to a provider’s online portal, which offers insights into our experiences with that office. It does not include information from our past or providers in a different system. An astute patient, willing to fill out the appropriate paperwork, may also find themselves with a...