Hospitals are roadblocks to patient EHR data requests, despite HIPAA

Healthcare IT News: What if the challenge to overcome with data sharing was the policies common among hospitals? A new study published in JAMA Network Open found just that: Patients are facing many hurdles when they request to receive their records from hospitals.

Conducted by Yale University School of Medicine, the study evaluated medical records processing at 83 top-ranked U.S. hospitals in 29 states and researchers found serious 'discrepancies' in the information given to patients during medical release processes.

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