By Lygeia Ricciardi, EdM
Giving patients (or, more broadly, consumers), easy electronic access to their own health information is a key step in empowering individuals to be more engaged partners in their health and their healthcare, including:
- coordinating care among multiple providers,
- making sure medical records are accurate and complete, and
- using apps and tools to set and meet personal health goals, ranging from managing medications and healthcare finances to being able to play tag with the grandkids
Read the ONC’s full post on improving patient access to medical records here.