The CommonWell Health Alliance has announced that for the first time, patients whose providers are members of the Alliance will be given access to their health data as it is stored and transmitted by the CommonWell network.
The predictions that healthcare would be “going retail” and become increasingly consumer-centric are being realized already, according to a new report of consumer e-health trends.
New research shows that despite regulations that emphasize free access to personal health data, providers aren’t always listening.
Even the best informed patient or caregiver can find the complex healthcare system overwhelming. In an effort to help consumers get the most out of their healthcare and engage them within the process, AHIMA has developed a reference guide on how to adequately prepare for a doctor or hospital visit and assess and understand the health records created during care.
While the vast majority of consumers agree that information stored in electronic health records is secure, those who don’t say they would withhold information from healthcare providers, a government study reports.