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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at

Medical Record Access: Patient Portal Privacy

In our June 16, 2015 blog “Medical Record Access: Are Patients and Physicians at Odds?” we discussed the controversy regarding the use of sharing patient health records. We presented evidence that there is at least some resistance by physicians to share some or all of the medical record with patients. We presume this latest round of controversy is really targeted around the use of patient portals as the means to share those records. In addition we concluded that this resistance might be related to poor technology solutions that don’t offer providers the […] Continue Reading

Medical Record Access: Are Patients and Physicians at Odds?

In a September 2014 Accenture survey most U.S. consumers polled wanted to have full access to their electronic medical records (EMR), and 41 percent would be willing to switch doctors to gain access. About one-third of U.S. consumers already have full access to their EMR, and 57 percent self-track their personal health information, including health history, physical activity, and health indicators (37, 34, and 33 percent, respectively). Per Accenture, eighty-four percent of U.S. consumers believe they should have full access to their EMR, but only 36 percent of physicians agree. Sixty-five percent […] Continue Reading