[Wg-uma] ER scenario for consideration

Bill Smith Bill.Smith at Sun.COM
Wed Sep 2 14:07:01 PDT 2009

If you add that you are unconscious at the time of the ER visit, this  
scenario is reminiscent of one that I used 7 years ago when speaking  
about the benefits of federated Identity.

On Sep 2, 2009, at 12:48 PM, j stollman wrote:

> All,
> I would like to suggest a complex scenario for consideration.  The  
> scenario involves going to the Emergency Room (ER) in a far-away  
> city that does not have access to any of your medical information.   
> Your symptoms are sufficiently vague that the attending physician  
> desires to see some of your medical records in order to make a  
> better diagnosis (and/or to save time and cost of new tests).  You  
> contact your medical records information provider (which may or may  
> not be your family doctor, HMO, or other health network) to  
> authorize the encrypted transmission of specific records to a  
> specific doctor, clinic or hospital.
> This complex scenario involves multiple parties and various  
> regulatory issues (e.g., HIPAA).  It is likely to flush out  
> authorization and privacy issues that do not arise in some of the  
> simpler scenarios that we are currently discussing.
> Thank you.
> Jeff
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> Jeff Stollman
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