For many years now, patients have sought access to their entire medical records, from test results, to diagnoses, to insurance submissions and yes, to the notes their doctors wrote about them and their care.
But there have been, and continue to be, major roadblocks put in our way. For one thing, not nearly enough doctors even use electronic medical records – so patients can’t gain access except by asking for paper copies. They may be stymied trying to get those copies, or they may find the copies are incomplete. That’s roadblock numero uno.
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