Q&A With William Tierney From Regenstrief Institute: Results of Regenstrief Project Show Mixed Results

When given the choice of what parts of their records patients wanted made available to healthcare professionals, the results showed a mixed reaction to the ability. There were also questions raised about the risks associated with only making the records available to certain people.

When given the choice of what parts of their records patients wanted made available to healthcare professionals, the results showed a mixed reaction to the ability. There were also questions raised about the risks associated with only making the records available to certain people.

William M. Tierney, MD, President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute and a professor at Indiana University discussed the results of the project which included more than 105 patients in a clinic in the Eskenazi health system. Of that group 57% made their records completely open to doctors while 4 completely blocked their records.