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More than 4 decades have passed since the call for “giving patients their medical records” was first proposed to increase patient engagement in health care delivery.1 Today, this vision—once considered radical—is quickly becoming reality, with millions of Americans routinely accessing their medical records through web-based patient portals.1
Lott JP, Piepkorn MW, Elmore JG. Dermatology in an Age of Fully Transparent Electronic Medical Records. JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(5):477–478. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.4362
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