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CharleyDog's Journal
CharleyDog's Journal
May 17, 2019

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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