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April 12, 2013 5:45 pm

Allowing for across the board access to medical files to any provider you see is going to create barriers for patients that have a bad experience with providers. I have a friend, Elaine, that had a bad experience with a provider. That information was placed in her chart, and afterwords she was unable to find a provider anywhere in New York City. Without stronger privacy protections in Heath IT, we could all end up like Elaine. Perhaps this is Sebelius’s real plan to lower healthcare costs in the US.

April 14, 2013 2:12 am

Thank you for your comment, concernedcitizen1952, and welcome to Planning Room. Ensuring that consumers have adequate access to, and control of, their health information is an important goal of the ONC.

April 12, 2013 5:45 pm

Allowing for across the board access to medical files to any provider you see is going to create barriers for patients that have a bad experience with providers. I have a friend, Elaine, that had a bad experience with a provider. That information was placed in her chart, and afterwords she was unable to find a provider anywhere in New York City. Without stronger privacy protections in Heath IT, we could all end up like Elaine. Perhaps this is Sebelius’s real plan to lower healthcare costs in the US.