The health record is used for many purposes and accessed by many different users. According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, patients have the right to inspect, review, and receive copies of their health information. Additionally, Part 2 of the Meaningful Use Program, requires eligible healthcare facilities to provide patient’s access to view a portion of their health records online (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2012).
In your initial post, address the following:
- Discuss who owns the health record.
- Explain who uses the health record information and in what ways.
- Articulate your opinion, regarding how much and what type of information you feel should be made available to patients online. Explain your reasoning.