For years, you’ve heard that you should take your health care into your own hands.  It may soon be easier because HHS wants you to be able to access your electronic health care records.  One key argument to give people access is if they know what is there, they’ll ask better questions or even make notes about problems in your file before meeting a health care professional.  If this happens, it could be really good for folks with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease or cancer.  Stay tuned – it takes awhile to get changes like this through the system.  In the meantime, you can follow the progress on Health IT.