Physicians and patients alike have questions regarding medical record release and retention. Physicians may “own” the medical record physical paper or the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system; however, the patient has the right to access the information in his/her medical record. Physicians know that they are required to hold onto a patient's medical records long after they have last seen a patient. But questions still remain. Who else besides the patient has the right to access the medical record and under what circumstances? What is the truth regarding medical record retention and release?
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