Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records: Exploring Recommendations for Successful Implementation Strategies | Wiljer | Journal of Medical Internet Research

Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records: Exploring Recommendations for Successful Implementation Strategies | Wiljer | Journal of Medical Internet Research

Most participants agreed that access to the EHR is a fundamental patient right and that the implementation of PAEHRs should not be delayed.

There was also an important discussion and debate about when results should be provided—in real-time, after physician approval, or after a specified time delay. A balance must be struck between making the information available to patients in a timely fashion that supports self-managed care and patient safety so that patients are not unduly stressed by complex and ambiguous information. However, it is evident that the health care community is currently divided on this issue.

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