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iHealth Record: A Monopoly in the Making?

There is now a health record available on the Internet for ‘every American at no cost’ called iHealth Record which is supposedly endorsed by many major medical societies. A tour is available here. According to the FAQ: ‘..The iHealthRecord does not sell patient data nor use advertising. The service is funded by physician and hospital groups who license the service, through transaction fees paid when physicians do Online Consultation, through integration fees paid for by software companies and by customized software fees paid for by health plans and medical manufacturers…’ Editor’s note: The keywords are ‘who license the service’. Under what license terms? This looks like a proprietary play to me with the potential to create a monopoly.