Why Is Providing Patients Access to Records So Challenging?

October 9, 2018 Mayuri Kumar

Although HIPAA gives patients the right to access their health records in their preferred format - on paper or electronically - a new study finds discrepancies in the information hospitals provide to patients regarding the release of their records.

"Requesting medical records remains a complicated and burdensome process for patients despite policy efforts and regulation to make medical records more readily available to patients," the researchers noted in the study.

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