Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Peek into Your Doctor’s Notes

A new trend is taking off that allows patients to look at their doctor’s typed notes and other medical records. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston introduced online portals where patients can read health records that used to be a hassle to acquire, reports the Houston Chronicle. Up until now patients had to fill out forms, turn them in to the doctor’s office, and wait… sometimes as long as 60 days. Even then, not all records were available.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I ask for every single word written. I have had doctors write some very inappropriate things in charts without my knowledge I am now in the long process of having those comments removed.

With a swipe of their pen they do have the power to make life quite miserable for you. It is incredibly unfair. Docs..... please THINK about what you write !

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