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HEALTH CARE, ELECTRONIC RECORDS
posted at May 14, 2012 1:15 PM EDT
First: February 6, 2010
Last: May 17, 2012
“MORE CORPORATE SPENDING TO LIMIT PATIENT'S RIGHTS
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May 10, 2012 02:44 PM
(Background: the prevailing customary time allowed for hospitals to release electronic patient records is 36 hours)
"An organization aimed at promoting collaboration among patients, medical professionals, families, and other caregivers is fuming about an American Hospital Association (AHA) recommendation that hospitals be given THIRTY DAYS to release data in electronic health records (EHRs) after patients request access."
"Perhaps the most important time for patients and their chosen caregivers to have access to their electronic medical record is during a hospitalization and in the week following discharge--particularly access to information involving the medications. The health toll of medication errors during and shortly after hospitalization is considerable," Dr. Alan Greene, past president of the Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM), told InformationWeek Healthcare via email."”
Re: HEALTH CARE, ELECTRONIC RECORDS
posted at May 14, 2012 1:40 PM EDT
First: July 28, 2009
Last: May 22, 2013
This isn't a surprise. Banks have been using electronic transfers of information since the 1980's and still they require 4 to 5 business days before a transaction is recorded. Of course, we know the reason is the amount of time banks hold onto deposits. This is just as needless as trying to make the claim it takes 30 days to access electronic health records. Electronic? As in a split-second of time transfer?
The only possible reason for this 30-day delay is to disseminate patient and hospital health records to disassociated diagnostic centers and other outsiders who don't need one second of a glance at any patient's personal health information.