Re-Blogged from NPR “When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write” by Leana Wen.
Moving Access to Healthcare forward, it is important for clients to develop a good relationship with their healthcare provider. On a recent visit to my healthcare provider, I received an e-mail to sign-up for a link to review my patient records. I was completely impressed that the providers are embracing more transparency in services they deliver. But, I am also concerned about the ‘parties’ that have access to persons’ medical records. In the world of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act,(HIPPA) it seems there needs to be more oversight in what and how patient information stays protected as technology increases in healthcare care delivery.