Consumer Advocate Slams AHA Position on Patient Access

The American Hospital Association has come under heavy criticism from an influential consumer advocate for its position on a proposed Stage 2 meaningful use provision to give patients electronic access to their health information within 36 hours of discharge.

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Comments (3)
Seems that we should be more concerned about all the pt. doctors getting info.. This would benefit pt. health more than pt. having the data. Most pt. would not even remember to bring it to their docs. So why worry about this, build the HIEs already!
Posted by mackley | Friday, May 04 2012 at 8:24AM ET
Agree with Michael A-right on!!!
Posted by Laurence S | Friday, May 04 2012 at 4:25PM ET
I disagree with you, Michael - allowing the patient to access his/her own records is the only way to truly drive better outcomes. Engaged, empowered patients and caregivers are what make or break those outcomes. Being told to wait 30 days for data is nuts, and will drive up 30-day re-admission rates.
Posted by MightyCasey | Wednesday, May 09 2012 at 11:26AM ET
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