Protecting Health Records

The Personalized Health Information Act is a bipartisan bill that forges a partnership with the private sector to create incentives for doctors and patients to embrace personal health records. The measure will help reduce harmful medical errors and the administrative costs that burden our health care system, and is an important step toward the nationwide adoption of electronic medical records. Unquestionably, enhanced communication between doctors and patients can improve the quality and delivery of health care - patients can become more informed of their personal health care needs and doctors can draw upon a more comprehensive view of patients' health histories to provide better care.