Healthcare & Pharmaceutics
Granular Patient Control of Personal Health Information: Federal and State Law Considerations
The advent of electronic medical records and health information exchanges has facilitated the possibility of patients exercising increasingly granular control over sensitive health information. In principle, patients should be able to control which of their health information is made accessible to which of their healthcare providers. To meet this goal, the architects of any system of granular control of patients’ health information face a variety of challenges.