eCare: the paranoia continues

As I pointed out last week, the term ‘eCare’ has tapped into a stream of paranoia that the term ‘telehealth’ never did.

The following rant includes some fantastical assertions, not the least of which is: “If you take too much vitamin C, for example — beyond what is allowed by CODEX — it could trigger a monitored alert that causes government-run medical operatives to force their way into your home and confiscate your ‘non-compliant’ vitamins. If your vitamin D levels rise high enough to actually prevent cancer, they could have you arrested for ‘spending too much time in the sun’ and thrown into a hospital with no windows to, as they claim, ‘Protect you from skin cancer.’ “

Read it and wonder. Big Brother to track your medication compliance with electronic transmitters in pills.