Are your medical records secure?
I am a pilot, and recently the FAA contacted me and wanted specific information on some prescription medications they said I had taken. I looked up the drugs’ names and found they were for nausea and vomiting. I had no idea when I would have taken them.
I called the local FAA office, and they referred me to the Cardiac Study Center in Tacoma. When I called there, they were able to immediately find my records, since they are on the same medical records system as MultiCare. It turned out that the drugs had been prescribed at the Eatonville clinic – three years ago.
If the FAA can look up my medical records at will, the government can, at will, look up yours. Bottom line: Your medical records, no matter how embarrassing, are no longer secure from prying eyes.