HIPAA: P Is for Portability

The EMR I have used for the past several years (which will remain anonymous) can “export” a patient record in CCD (Clinical Care Document) format which the patient can upload to their own cloud-based patient-centric record like Microsoft Healthvault, but when a patient from my practice change physicians I discovered the EMR cannot import that CCD into the new physician’s record.

I raved in the past about the Athena EMR that allows me to export my CCD directly into Healthvault, but when I looked at that record from one medical practice, it was blank.

HIPAA and EMR continue to fail to deliver on what they promised.

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