Who Owns The Medical Records?

The hospitals govern medical health records. IT professionals or hackers have a high chance of getting your data breached.

Several instances shed light on the topic where hacking and IT incidents accounted for about 80% of the health data breach incidents in H1–2022.

Out of 20.2 million people affected by data breaches, 19.6 million were affected by hacking incidents. According to the HIPAA journal, “The average hacking/IT incident breach size was 70,954 records in 1H, 2022, and the median breach size was 10,324 records”

This puts a patient in the position to ask who owns a medical record and whether it is secured.

This guide will help you understand the legal aspects of EHR storing and various other benefits of using an advanced EHR system for your virtual practice.



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