Patient Access to Medical Information

By: Johni

By giving access to the patients to their medical record is the main step to empower the individual to get more involved in their information

This is a legal right of every one of the HIPAA Privacy Rule to get the knowledge of personal medical records held by the hospitals, physicians and all others which somehow provide health care services. It is easy to get the information with the Electronic health record system, whereas in paper based record system, it could be expensive, tiresome and difficult to get the medical information.
It has been surveyed that 82% doctors want their patients to participate actively in their own medical information by simply updating their electronic health records. According to the survey, 31% physicians believe that their patients should have complete access to their personal information, 65% believe that they have limited access where as 4% believe that they should not have access to their physical knowledge.

Access of Patient to Medical Information
Adoption rates of EHR are increasing day by day either privately by physician or by the hospitals. As the health information system becomes digital, it is comparatively more easy than the paper based system. Physicians now believe that by providing the patient a complete access to their records, is essential for the better and effective care.
Research shows that the engaged patients get perfect quality of health care, the health related knowledge use for better communication with providers, better understanding of the treatments and health, and also gives surety that the information is accurate and detailed.

EHR Perception
According to the survey, 53% doctors believe that the EHR introduction improved the patient care quality. Whereas a majority believes that they are strongly working to promoting electronic medical record system in their clinical practice. Most of them believe that the EHR is the best investment and some believe that they will become essential to effective care for patients.

E-Health Tools
The data can be plugged from EHR into the increasing number of EHR applications and tools which help to manage strength better in the context of traditional care of health. The digital devices such as; Smartphone’s apps, provides the best information, reminders and tools, online communities to interpret information and make choices which supports the personal health goals.

Blue button
Blur button is actually the ability which allows the individuals to download their claims and health related information in the format of easy-to-read. It has become the familiar brand for easy electronic record access to your personal medical information.
According to the patient access summit;

Enabling of automatic downloads now a day it is important for patients to revitalize their health information with the help of Blue Button multiple times. Development of a “set it and forget it” function would let such type of updates to automatically happen which are based on the preferences of patients.

The address of the patient identity authentication this helps the Blue Button during the protection of patients to spread, it requires effective ways to make certain that the individuals are exactly who they claim to be.

Establishment of claim standards and clinical data Most of the leading health insurance companies are agreeing to use Blue Button, but their work is required to describe the types of content which patients will obtain in a standardized way from them.

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Nortec Software Inc. founded in 2003, Nortec Software has established itself as a pioneer in Healthcare Information Technology. Since its inception, Nortec has kept abreast of the dynamic environment of the healthcare sector, providing quality and innovative solutions to its customers. After several years of consumer-conscious software development and testing, Nortec is proud to announce the availability of Nortec's Electronic Health Record (EHR) software to all practicing medical providers.

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