HITECH ACT

What does the HITECH act say about your medical records? They are your property! Every request for you records must be complied with by your medical providers.

 

From the HITECH Act:

In the case where a provider has implemented an EHR system, the Act provides individuals with a right to obtain their PHI in an electronic format (i.e. ePHI). An individual can also designate that a third party be the recipient of the ePHI. The Act provides that only a fee equal to the labor cost can be charged for an electronic request.

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