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Would you be comfortable submitting your medical form online?

Yes, any online method is fine (excluding email)
10 (38.5%)
Yes, but only to a WCMA owned system (eg. Not MotorsportReg, Karelo, etc.)
6 (23.1%)
No, but I would email it
7 (26.9%)
No
3 (11.5%)

Total Members Voted: 26

Author Topic: Poll: Online License Applications  (Read 7975 times)

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September 18, 2014, 04:16:03 PM
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ChrisS

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Updated with some information from MotorsportReg:

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We already store medical data (you can see your own by going to My Account -> click your name -> Medical info) and we protect it the same way we protect credit card data: PCI DSS compliance, strong encryption, limited access, etc.  There is the fact that organizers need access to the medical data but the only way to get it as an organizer (as of today) is to print off a single PDF which is designed to be handed to the ambulance crew. 

It's not directly relevant to you in Canada but we are not subject to HIPPA because we are not a "covered entity".  Nonetheless, we treat the information very seriously and we believe our system is at least as secure and private as any filing cabinet in a club HQ/office/home.

In short, they have experience handling sensitive medical information, and do take it very seriously.



I'm investigating options for online license applications for the 2015 season.  I would like to gauge everyone's comfort level with submitting medical information online.

Note: I intend for a mail in option available.

Thanks,
Chris
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 09:33:31 AM by ChrisS »
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September 18, 2014, 05:24:06 PM
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I have no issue with online applicatrion process, but unless you have a very secure system I donot want medical documents signed by a physcian exposed to the vagaries of the net, email is not even close to secure enough for this information.
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Dana

September 18, 2014, 08:21:51 PM
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I agree with Dana and was looking for one more option in your poll - 5) It depends. If its a secure closed (i.e not public) online system, then no problem. not fond of the 3 options you list but I'n not a "No". Make sense?
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September 19, 2014, 04:04:52 AM
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Thanks Dana; my poll question is specific to the medical form because I assumed this would be the likely piece that people may not be comfortable with.

Jeff,
Could you elaborate on 'not public'?

Chris
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September 19, 2014, 10:18:04 AM
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I'm ok with motorsportreg, for all docs, which I would use. But agree a mail in option is require.

September 19, 2014, 12:57:53 PM
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Nope, sorry.  Not gonna happen. It's difficult enough to get a busy physician to fill out a paper form. The odds of getting one to sit down and figure out a website-based form are slim to none.  If this proposal only involves the self-declaration form, then there's no advantage to an online form anyway, since logbook, membership card, cheque, photo etc must be sent in hardcopy regardless. 

September 19, 2014, 01:12:17 PM
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Good point; my question is not clear!

The intention is that you would scan/take a picture with your phone/etc. of the paper medical form and submit that.  The intention is to offer a fully online application; attach the medical form and picture, and pay online.

Does this clear it up?

Chris
« Last Edit: September 19, 2014, 01:28:23 PM by ChrisS »
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September 19, 2014, 03:29:10 PM
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For 2015 ARCA is planning on sending it's members an electronic copy of their membership card in a pdf format which can be forwarded to WCMA for their license.

Sue
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September 19, 2014, 03:49:42 PM
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I'd like to see it get easier on the WCMA folks before easier on us racers. It really isn't that hard for me to fill out the forms, put them in an envelope, and mail it off. If Gail/everyone else would now have to print out/cut out/etc, I'd rather leave it as is.

I don't know that I have any good suggestions, in any case, I wouldn't be terribly concerned with sending my current medical stuff via the net - there isn't really any special info on the form that I can think of.

Gary

September 20, 2014, 06:05:34 AM
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Why not have the application on line but then have the option of faxing in the medical form as a supporting document?  This is similar to what I just did for my daughter's university requirements.

Thanks

September 21, 2014, 07:10:33 AM
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Gary,

I appreciate you thinking about the effort of volunteers!

We will be moving to printed hard cards this year, so electronic photos are easier to work with.  Any mailed in photographs will have to be digitized anyways.

I'm hoping the new system will be easier for everyone.

Chris
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September 21, 2014, 02:11:21 PM
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Not that I am a modern tech wizard, but who still has a fax?
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September 22, 2014, 11:40:40 AM
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Only lawyers, and real estate agents have fax machines...or know where a working one still resides.
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September 22, 2014, 01:51:53 PM
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For 2015 ARCA is planning on sending it's members an electronic copy of their membership card in a pdf format which can be forwarded to WCMA for their license.

Sue

That's another really good discussion topic Sue.  I've created a separate thread for it:
http://www.wcma.ca/forum/index.php?topic=732.0

Chris
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September 22, 2014, 06:57:59 PM
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Not that I am a modern tech wizard, but who still has a fax?

Would you believe, Apple?

You know, the ieverything company.  Called them regarding a faulty product, shocked when then told me to fax them a copy of my receipt.

No problem submitting on line, as long as it a secure site.