Scoping review published: Different views on patients’ access to their electronical health records in psychiatric care

2022-02-04

A scoping review recently published in Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health has examined results from studies on patients’ access to their electronical health records and record notes in psychiatric care.

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31 studies were included in the scoping review. The majority of the studies had been conducted in the U.S. and included questionnaires or qualitative methods.

The study results show that patients mainly experienced access to their electronical health records as positive, whereas healthcare staff considered patients’ access to their electronical health records as problematic. The results also provide support the assumption that patients' access to their health records help caring partners gain a better understanding of their family member's mental health problems. Decision makers and experts mentioned ethical issues as a challenge and requested guidelines and instructions, for example in how to prepare staff and patients in writing and reading record notes.

Read the full article "Sharing Clinical Notes and Electronic Health Records With People". It is written by Julian Schwarz, Annika Bärkås, Charlotte Blease, Lorna Collins, Maria Hägglund, Sarah Markham and Stefan Hochwarter.

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Last modified: 2022-05-25