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What data did you request? I submitted a Vocatus signed online form requesting:

  1. A printed copy of My Entire Legal Medical Records for my 22-hour admission at DHMC for an open appendectomy for acute appendicitis with early peritonitis but no perforation. I received an invoice for $15.08 from HealthPort, a Record Retrieval Service, for 26 pages at $0.50 per page plus a $2.08 shipping fee.
  2. Electronic copies in PDF and CDA format via my email address and downloaded on to a thumb drive.
  3. Electronic access through a Patient Portal (i.e. the Epic Systems “MyChart” tethered PHR)

Was the data helpful? No. It was complete, but displayed as fragmented data, very hard to read even for an experienced clinician.
—Anonymous

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