On 9/18/07, Bill Roach <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Just like the option IM is providing to former patients at the PA hospital.
> Perhaps patients need to take a more proactive view of the medical record
> and retain their own copy if it is important.

IIRC HIPAA allows for the patient to gain a copy of their medical
record. Patients need to be very proactive. If you change physicians
always ask for a copy to sent to your new provider.

> Finally, another clinic I worked with had an individual that spent two days
> a week comparing obits from across the state to medical records.

this is not unlike the banking industry which employs folks to monitor
the death notices in the local newspapers to spot clients who have
passed on and they can then lock down the account.

Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
Richmond, Va

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