If we carry around little plastic cards with access to all our fiscal information on them and trust them more than cash as being safe to carry, why not keep medical records in a "bank" and access them when our health provider needs them through an "authorization" or swipe and pin code.
We need to mimic one things the bank's have done correctly and that is providing easy access to funds through ATMs. Use the model for transporting medical records, one swipe and a pin and you are set. Ever lose it? Call the bank and cancel your card since there is no actual information on it.
This was the previous posting on Electronic Records: