Patient Record Ownership

I recently wrote about who does, and who should, own patient records at the AAFP’s Fresh Perspectives. This topic is more controversial than I think it should be. It’s your body, it’s your information, it’s your blood, it’s pictures of your body, it’s yours. It’s time to get rid of medical paternalism and move to more shared decision-making (but that’s a topic for later on). In short, I don’t see this as an issue, and I think it is inevitable that patients will own their records in the relatively near future.

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