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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Support of the Patient/Person

It is widely understood that the true owner of the information contained in the electronic record is the person. Healthcare institutions are custodians of the EMR, and every person has a right to view their own record. With paper-based charts, the challenge has been the cumbersome sharing of, and associated expense of copying for, both patients and other clinicians to have access to the record. EMR features can help address this. For example, using a secure web link, patients can be permitted to view certain sections of the medical record such as results and to send messages to their care team. More broadly, there may be functionality to permit the patient to schedule appointments; read about their condition from ...

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