Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
A series of earlier posts looked at the issue of patients reading their medical records. The last entry suggested we look at the core problem. Which is: The digital medical records often are designed to serve a variety of people -- and usually patients are not at the top of that list.