In the U.S. many states have what is called the Health Information Exchange whereby doctors share records with one another across multiple platforms. Patients either consent to opt-in or must opt-out. Is it wise to ever opt in for this? My feeling is that many medical professionals don't understand or believe in our illness and can label us as depressed, psychosomatic, or worst yet a hypochondriac. The HIE would enable a new doctor to automatically see these previous records and just agree with previous doctors without trying to help us get better. I am curious if people have any experience or opinions on this matter.