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New guide helps consumers understand medical records
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 |

The new guide Understanding Your Medical Record, developed by AHIMA, helps consumers understand medical record.

Topics covered in the guide include:

  • What is a medical record?
  • Why are medical records important to me?
  • How can you access your medical record?
  • How can you change or correct your medical record?
  • How do you file a complaint?
  • What is a personal health record?
  • Are PHRs and medical records the same thing?
  • What should your PHR contain?
  • How do I compile my PHR?
  • What are patient portals?
  • Links to other resources

View the guide