Confidentiality of Health Information
posted by Elaine .
IN REGARD TO ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMRS) WHAT IS THE POLICY FOR DISCLOSING AUTHORIZED DATA REQUESTED BY THIRD PARTIES?
your medical records are private. but it depends on the 3rd parties requestiing the info for it to be made available to them. next time you visit the hospital save the medical records privacy act. almost any medical facility you go now will provide the info to you. someone just out of the blue can't just get your medical records, unless they work for some organization or companys. insurance companys , FBI, local police, doctors/ medical offices have easy access to your rec'd. from what i read, there's a giant computer that stores all medical info from individuals. to view this info u first get the authority and then all is available. if u ask me certain criminal records should also be private, u know like not so serious ones. they're available to the public, and in todays worls you'll be out of a job for the rest of your life