Chris Mann connected with U.S News & World Report health and wellness reporter Ruben Castaneda to discuss strategies for keeping your health data secure.
Chris’ tip: Know your physician’s medical information retention policy.
Physicians aren’t obligated to maintain your medical information forever. Don’t expect your doctor to keep copies of your weight or blood pressure readings indefinitely. Each state has different rules regarding retention of such data. The storage and security of this information is particularly important if you change physicians, whether it’s because you move, your insurance changes or your doctor retires or sells his or her practice, says Christopher Mann, an attorney in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Obtain your physician’s medical retention policy, he advises, If you change doctors, make sure your former doctor transfers all your records to your new physician.
Chris’ insight can be found on slide 10. View the original slideshow here.