Project Puts Records in the Patients’ HandsJanuary 10, 2012
“The medical record is information that really belongs to the patient, but it’s treated like a classified document,” said Susan B. Frampton, president of Planetree, a nonprofit organization based in Derby, Conn., that promotes patient-centered approaches to health care. “It’s symbolic of the power differential in health care.” Read more
As many of us have learned and some of us have experienced, with open and transparent communications between the patient and the medical provider, many potential medical errors are averted. The patient should be empowered by open medical records and thus become an acknowledged, recognized equal participant in their own healthcare.