Some medical records are accessible by consumers either online or on paper format. Other medical records are only accessible by health care providers. It is important for the patient’s information to be kept with utmost integrity, and any access to such information must be decided and agreed by the patient and the doctor. This is what I believe should be norm. Otherwise, the confidentiality of medical information would be defeated complicating the patient-relationship that has been fosterer by trust and confidence that information given would remain a secret.
As a principle, I expect that the information would be kept intact. Any information that would be made available to a third party or to other staff and workers within the industry, or even corporation and research groups that may need them must be made known to me. It is important I agree with my doctor before such action is carried out. There are security means that could be adopted like encoding, pass wording, encrypting and restricted access barging. These are useful for information on the system, or for computer access for the public. There should be restricted access for information filed.
Both ways, the privacy of health records is secured. Communication is the hallmark of fruitful human interactions. I would ensure that I an in contact with the doctor or officer in charge of my medical records so that we can exchange views on what and what not to do with the medical records at their disposal. I strongly believe by keeping in touch with the client/doctor would help in a number of technical and even informal ways. This would not also be an avenue to labor the health officer unnecessarily but contact would only be made as at when due.