The current health system lacks assurances to patients of data retention and
privacy control. We argue that this is due to discrepancies in how health data is
reported and consumed and contrast this with how financial credit data is reported
and consumed. To address these health system gaps in protection of medical data, we
would like to evangelize the implementation of health record trusts. Finally, we
argue that Personal Health Records (PHRs) are the closest to offering the main
features of health record trusts.