Category: Electronic Health Records

Record Retention

Record Retention

Neither the Illinois Medical Practice Act nor the Rules specifies a number of years that office medical records must be retained. However, other laws, including statutes of limitation on medical malpractice and personal injury claims, may be used as guidelines for record retention. A physician should consider these laws in formulating a policy that is tailored to the needs of the individual practice.

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Information Blocking and the Patient’s Records

Information Blocking and the Patient’s Records

As we have been outlining for chiropractic physicians over the last few months, the 21st Century CURES Act is federal law that is designed to promote “innovation in the health care technology ecosystem to deliver better information, more conveniently, to patients and clinicians. It also promotes transparency, using modern computers, smartphones, and software to provide opportunities for the American public to regain visibility in the services, quality, and costs of health care.”

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