Should Patients Have Access to Electronic Health Records on Their Smartphones?
Starting in 2022, new federal rules will allow patients to download electronic health records and related data onto their smartphones. These rules intend to give patients more control over medical decisions and prevent doctors and hospitals from withholding complete medical files upon demand. However, many worry that patients’ privacy may be compromised through the unauthorized sale of data or other misuse.
In 2022, new federal rules will allow patients to access medical records on their phones. This will give patients more control over their health, but privacy could be compromised. Are you for or against giving patients access to data on their phones?
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