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Patient-data-access advocates remain frustrated but hopeful of benefits
Modern Healthcare

One of the building blocks of the meaningful-use program is the hope that patients can access their medical records more readily than before the digital age. But, as the healthcare system moves into the second stage of the EHR incentive program, the reality is three tiers of patient access: patients who are struggling to get access to their data; patients who have access to their records but aren’t enthusiastic about using them; and patients who both have access and are enthusiastic about using it.