Q&A With William Tierney From Regenstrief Institute: Patient Access to Electronic Medical Records No Easy Task for Healthcare Systems

When deciding how or even if to give patients access to their medical records, a recent study found there are many areas that need to be considered before the access is made available.

When deciding how or even if to give patients access to their medical records, a recent study found there are many areas that need to be considered before the access is made available.

William M. Tierney, MD, President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute and a professor at Indiana University discussed the possible implications of patients opting to hide parts of their records from healthcare professionals. Tierney said for patients being treated for conditions like depression, choosing to hide their mental health history can also prevent doctors from seeing potentially life threatening drug interactions when diagnosing and treating an unrelated condition.