our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2012/10/06

patients have had the right to read and even amend their own records.


Since 1996, when Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or Hipaa, patients have had the right to read and even amend their own records.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/letting-patients-read-the-doctors-notes/?ref=health
Letting Patients Read the Doctor's Notes »
In a one-year trial, patients who were allowed to read all the notes their doctors wrote about them in their medical charts were enthusiastic. Surprisingly, so