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Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

Guidance from the Office for Civil Rights on your right to access your health records

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From the HHS Office for Civil Rights website: Ask your doctor. You have the right to see and get copies of your health information - PDF. In most cases, you can get a copy the way you want it, such as by e-mail. While your doctor normally has up to 30 days to provide you a copy of your information, your doctor often can provide the information much sooner than that. If your doctor offers a web portal, you may be able to easily view and download your health information whenever you want.

Why We Need to Remain Aware about Who is Collecting our Personal Health Information

Why We Need to Remain Aware about Who is Collecting our Personal Health Information

Facebook's efforts to collect personal health information from hospitals

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SUBJECTIVE: In an article reported by CNBC's Christina Farr it is reported that, "Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with user data it had collected, and help the hospitals figure out which patients might need special care or treatment." 

The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records

The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records

An Office of the National Coordinator published web guide

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This newly published web guide from ONC titled, "The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records: The steps, tips, and tools you’ll need to get, check, and use your health record" helps to instruct consumers on how to get their health record from healthcare providers, their rights to those records, and some specific ways in which to get a hold of that information.

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