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Allowing patients access to their medical records helps protect their privacy !

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:16am

Allowing patients access to their medical records helps protect their privacy !: "Traditional approaches to protecting personal health information focus on the doctor's discretion and security of the record. Today, in an electronic environment with a team approach to health care, this approach is inadequate and undermines the trust fundamental to the doctor-patient relationship. Consumer access to their records will help reinforce that trust. We must move from a focus on security to a focus on participation."

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