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According to a Harris Poll, 70% of doctors don’t “believe” patients should be able to get FULL copies of their electronic health records.
But patients have always had the right to copies of their paper medical records—it was just a hassle to get them. HIPAA, HITECH, and the Omnibus Privacy Rule all affirmed patients have the right to download copies of their electronic health information.
Do only 30% of doctors understand patients’ rights under the law? MD Anderson Cancer Center has given patients FULL downloads of their electronic health records for years.