Patient data

The battle over EHR patient data

How to secure your access to patient data when switching electronic health record vendors

Who owns patient data in an electronic health record (EHR)? It’s a simple question with a complex answer. No longer confined to the shelves of a physician’s office, patient data is now shared and used by a myriad of organizations across healthcare: Other physicians and health systems, the EHR vendor, payers, and researchers, not to mention patients themselves. While primary care physicians often originate the medical record, the resulting data are not theirs alone.The implication? The traditional concept of ownership is unraveling as patient data migrates away from paper charts and takes up residence in the cloud. Experts now counsel physicians against the concept of data ownership entirely….(Read More)

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