Notes from academic paper: Patient access to medical records and healthcare outcomes: a systematic review.

Providing patients access to their medical records may facilitate a more collaborative relationship between provider and patient. Existing literature suggests that patient-accessible records can improve patient–provider communication, self- management and patient satisfaction.

The IOM (institue of medicine) has recommended six major aims for improving the quality of healthcare delivery: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity.

 

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