Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology: Improving Care Through Patient Access to Their Records.
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Enabling patients to access their medical records has been found to enhance patient–clinician communication and uncover errors. This hearing explored the importance of providing patient access to personal health information to improve care. Testimonies discussed the need to have one integrated patient record and to design patient portals around human factors approaches to augment usability.