The movement to give patients electronic access to doctors’ notes continues to gain momentum, as additional studies garner positive feedback from participating patients.
“The paper and PDF forms just aren’t working for patients or for professionals,” Bechtel said. “Our records systems are in a time of transition…We realized if we could just help you clarify even a small percentage of requests, make it exquisitely clear, then improving patient experience could make your job easier.”
While healthcare providers and HIM professionals work diligently to comply with HIPAA and respond fully when patients request copies of their medical records, patients are still experiencing barriers to accessing their records, a new study finds.
Military veterans with certain My HealtheVet accounts now have access to an EHR function that has eluded users of traditional civilian EHRs: the ability to view, download, and print radiology studies.
This summer has demonstrated hope for consumers and HIM professionals who have long been frustrated by the confusion that can ensue when a patient requests access to their health information.