Using Open Notes to keep medical records: Peter Elias tells how

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: Patients want to know what’s in their doctors’ records, and doctors need to tell them. While this is not common practice right now, it could be. Dr. Peter Elias, a family doctor in Maine and a fellow member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, made this mini-video telling how he does it. Jeanne PinderJeanne […]

Correcting your medical record: A Maine doctor’s suggestion

Summary: Medical record-keeping is broken. In the attempt to get from paper records to fully electronic ones, medical records companies have taken the opportunity to make competing products, which has made for complicated problems: records are still full of errors, they cannot be transferred easily between providers in many cases, and as a result the […]

How much do medical records cost? Guest post by Amy Gleason

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

How much do medical records cost? Guest post by Amy Gleason

SUMMARY: You own your medical records, right? Not so fast. If you want to take records from one place to another, you need to fill out forms, jump through hoops and — sometimes — pay lots of money.     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder¬† is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New […]