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Guide for Accessing and Using Medical Records Breaks No New Ground and Instead Doubles Down on Old Processes

Written by Anna Spencer and Milton Gregory On April 4, 2018, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (“HHS”) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) released a new web-based resource – the ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records – that promotes individual access to medical records by … Continue Reading

Written by Scott Thiel, Julia Gorham, Anita Lam and Nicholas Boyle Wearable devices’ – such as fitness trackers, wristbands, access cards – are an increasingly popular technology. Market researchers have estimated that some 21 million wearable devices were sold in 2014 (The Economist,14 March 2015, citing research by IDC). In the US, approximately 90% of … Continue Reading