Q&A With William Tierney From Regenstrief Institute: Control of Electronic Health Records Could Be New Frontier in Field

Family Practice Recertification, May 2015, Volume 33, Issue 5

The days of patients requesting stacks of paper medical records being sent to a new healthcare professional are largely over in many places. How the information is transmitted and who gets to see that information is now a topic of discussion in the community.

The days of patients requesting stacks of paper medical records being sent to a new healthcare professional are largely over in many places. How the information is transmitted and who gets to see that information is now a topic of discussion in the community.

William M. Tierney, MD, President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute and a professor at Indiana University discussed how the field has changed in recent years. While electronic health records are becoming more common most are controlled by the healthcare systems with the patients having very little say in their availability. There is an effort underway to change that.