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Since 1996, patients have had a right to view their medical records, while most had electronic access to their records many are still not aware that they should have access to their own records.

Information blocking refers to the practice of not sharing notes with patients. The new federal rule defines the failure to share these eight types of notes with patients as a form of information blocking:

Some exceptions to this rule apply to the preparation of psychotherapy notes and other information in preparation for a civil or criminal proceeding.

Learn about Information Blocking or talk to your friendly registered HIT man for more.

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