Mayo, VA, others grapple with patient access to EMR data

Finally, there's a PHR story we like. In its September issue, CMIO moves beyond the empty hype to take an in-depth, critical look at how personal control over electronic health data isn't so simple. "Meaningful use" requires providers to be able to share EMR data with patients. "But can patients trust physicians to include accurate information in their PHRs, and vice versa? How much clinical information should patients be allowed to see, and who else should be able to access it? Should patients be able to correct their health records?" the story asks, then seeks answers from organizations like the Mayo Clinic, Veterans Health Administration and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Article