Access to Medical Records – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 15

For the 15th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Access to Medical Records. While some are shocked by the realities associated with getting access to medical records, there’s a lot more nuance to gaining access to medical records in a way that is helpful to the patient, but also respects the privacy and security of that patient’s information as well.

In this chat, we dive into this challenging topic with a look at whether patient access to medical records is useful or not. Plus, we talk about whether access to records is a problem that actually can be solved and we also look at the standards associated with sharing medical records and where we’re at in that evolution along with a look at times when sharing medical records may not be a good idea.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics and questions/topics we discuss in this episode:

  • Is Access to Records Useful or Useless for Patients?
  • Can the Challenge of Access Be Solved?
  • Where Are We on Standards for Access/Sharing?
  • Who Should/Shouldn’t Have Access?

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you episode 15 of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.