Jaspers, Krumholz Op-Ed: Paying to Get Your Medical Data Isn’t Right

January 30, 2017

This recent op-ed ”Copy Fees and Limitation of Patients’ Access to Their Own Medical Records” just published in JAMA and written by Harlan Krumholz and former ISPS Director’s Policy Fellow, Austin Jaspers, and Jennifer Cox, asks the following questions:

(1) Why is it so expensive to get a copy of one’s own paper medical record, and (2) how can the increasing availability of digital medical records improve this situation?

Read the op-ed here. 

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