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May 2015

Dermatology in an Age of Fully Transparent Electronic Medical Records

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 2Section of Dermatology, Veterans Administration Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut
  • 3Division of Dermatology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • 4Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • 5Dermatopathology Northwest, Bellevue, Washington
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(5):477-478. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.4362

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

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