“Liz Kowalczyk writes in today’s Globe about how the issue of protecting people’s privacy as electronic health records are more widely used is complicated by mental health information.
Kowalczyk tells the story of a patient whose medical records at Massachusetts General Hospital included more then 200 pages of detailed notes from her psychiatrist. The patient was outraged when she visited a new internist and learned that other doctors had access to the notes. Representatives from Partners HealthCare, Mass. General’s parent organization, said it is important for doctors to have a full picture of a patient’s history.”
Chelsea Conaboy, The Boston Globe, 21 June 2012