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Legally, does the patient or the physician/healthcare facility own the medical record? Why?
The information contained in the medical record allows health care providers to determine the patient's medical history and provide informed care. [ The medical record serves as the central repository for planning patient care and documenting communication among patient and health care provider and professionals contributing to the patient's care. ]
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User: Legally, does the patient or the physician/healthcare facility own the medical record? Why?

Weegy: The information contained in the medical record allows health care providers to determine the patient's medical history and provide informed care. [ The medical record serves as the central repository for planning patient care and documenting communication among patient and health care provider and professionals contributing to the patient's care. ]
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User: So who actually owns them>

Weegy: Ownership and keeping of patient's records varies from country to country.
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User: In the united states

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Legally, Ownership and keeping of patient's records varies from country to country.

- In the United States, the data contained within the medical record belongs to the patient, whereas the physical form the data takes belongs to the entity responsible for maintaining the record per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Therefore, patients have the right to ensure that the information contained in their record is accurate.Patients can petition their health care provider to remedy factually incorrect information in their records.

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In UK law and customs
- In the United Kingdom, ownership of the NHS's medical records has in the past generally been described as belonging to the Secretary of State for Health and this is taken by some to mean copyright also belongs to the authorities.
- -In German Law
In Germany ownership of patient's records is not explicitly codified. Hence traditional keeping of patient's records is with the hospitals and the practitioners. There is no comprehensive data set containing all information on one patient in one file defined yet.

IN ADDITION:
In the United States, the most basic rules governing access to a medical record dictate that only the patient and the health-care providers directly involved in delivering care have the right to view the record. The patient, however, may grant consent for any person or entity to evaluate the record.



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