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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?
Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more
Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more
Are there healthcare providers other than physicians (e.G. M.D.'s, d.O.'s) on healthtap who answer questions?
Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?
Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken. ...Read more
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For a State Agency safety written program update I'm researching, looking for a credible answer & source; is there currently a poison ivy vaccine?
I doubt it: people may be working on it. one approach: Arch Dermatol Res. 1999 Dec;291(12):652-8. ...Read more
Possibly: You have to check with the hospital or practice where you get care, to see if they have a personal health record or patient portal. Even if they do, they often don't have access to your records (Veterans who get care at the VA can access all their records through MyHealtheVet). You do have the RIGHT to get copies of records on a disk or thumb drive - see Release of Information at the practice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are: You may have to search web sites. Physician interactive is a site that used to allow your personal records can be stored. ...Read more
Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?
Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more
Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Check out all advice with your physician. Always. ...Read more
Licensed physicians: A select group of medical students can do the research and propose answers for questions on HealthTap. Next, their answers are verified, edited, and approved by licensed physicians on HealthTap. Finally, when such an answer is posted, an acknowledgment line appears under the answer, crediting the medical student for his assistance. HealthTap doctors enjoy mentoring medical students. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Cobsent remain in force until you revoke it. ...Read more