Massachusetts Medical Society: Hosting and Transferring Electronic Medical Records

Hosting and Transferring Electronic Medical Records

Health care systems and other organizations that host electronic medical records of private practice physicians on their networks often face legal and financial questions surrounding the EMR when physicians leave the network. This white paper discusses:

  • Who owns the EMR? 
  • Who's responsible for maintaining the EMR? 
  • In what format may the EMR be transferred to the departing physician(s) and who assumes the cost? 
  • Who is responsible for responding to patient requests for copies of their medical record? 
  • What are the implications for responding to patient requests for medical records?

Download the report. (.pdf, 5 pages, 132 kb) (Available to MMS members only.)

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