Medical Economics provide guidance to physicians in dealing with the intensified battle over ownership of medical records, legally and otherwise.
The publication notes:
“Patient medical records are undergoing a seismic shift. The transition from paper to electronic records has created new opportunities for sharing information among healthcare providers, between physicians and patients, and with third parties. The mobile revolution, meanwhile, has heightened consumers’ expectations about data sharing with physicians, including data generated by mobile health apps.
“But this shift is happening quickly, in many ways too quickly for either physicians or the laws and regulations pertaining to medical records to keep up.”