Healthcare providers and staff work hard every day to provide the best care possible, but nobody is perfect. Electronic health record (EHR) systems have made recording medical information easier than ever. Unfortunately, the copy-and-paste capabilities of EHRs have also made recurring mistakes more common. Thanks to the sheer number of EHRs at most healthcare facilities, the burden of correcting medical records can fall on the patient.
When medical records contain the key to winning a case, they can become key evidence in court. To get them, legal professionals can send a subpoena to a healthcare facility requesting a copy of the records. If you are a patient in this situation, you may be wondering what exactly this entails. While your medical records will be protected, you may have personal reasons for wanting to not share them.