Many patients want access to their complete medical records, but there are often roadblocks, including objections from their own doctors. Despite refined meaningful use rules, many doctors object opening the entire record, with a primary explanation that patients couldn’t understand their notes without proper context. In a recent study, doctors provided full access to medical records for an entire year. Results showed that patients accessed their records at least once per year, and doctors found their initial objections unfounded – with 86% choosing to continuing to allow access to the records after the study period.
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