Access is a right
In this Brookings article, you'll learn about:
- How patient access to their data affects providers
" Allowing patients to have a copy of their medical records is not necessarily beneficial for medical providers. Just like restaurants that compete over patrons, medical providers compete with each other for patients. "
- How State regulations impact the accessibility of health records
" Many states have passed regulations that define a structure for the “reasonable cost” of copying patient records. The caps that states place on reasonable costs vary widely. "
- Policy recommendations
" Patient advocacy groups should work to make patients aware of the value of having access to their own data."