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Papers, Please.

It’s my body and my health so why can’t I be the legal owner of my medical record? This important question was debated during a series of webinars run by The BMJ on patient access to medical records.

Ownership and maintenance of medical records is a thorny problem in the era of electronic health records. Computer and keyboard entry of information into a medical record is subject to change and alteration (depending upon the program used). Patients and their lawyers have to be knowledgable about the ways in which the custodians and users can make and amend their entries.

The link to the write-up on the debate in the British Medical Journal is here.