Patient Engagement HIT article on patient access to Medical Records

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From Patient Engagement HIT

Thanks for a great write up from Patient Engagement HIT, on the important topic of the Pros and Cons of Digital Patient Health IT access. It is hard work, an uphill climb, a Sisyphean task for those who promote cultural change in physicians, clinics and hospitals, but worth it in the end.

“Do you want patients to call us with terminology questions? Will they be offended when we call them obese? Or if we say they’re smoking or they smelled like smoke? This is going to be terrible,’” Lin recalled his colleagues saying.

Author: CT Lin

CMIO, UCHealth (Colorado); Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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