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MSDC Board Approves Medical Record Education Initiative

Apr 20, 2021, 08:33 AM by MSDC Staff
Impact of the CURES Act and pandemic creates in-depth discussion on Medical Society's role in informing members of medical records best practices.


The MSDC Board has a long-ranging discussion on patient access to medical records and what the Society can do to educate its members on best practices during yesterday's Board of Directors' meeting.

The discussion of the CURES Act was one of a number of in-depth discussions the Board held on major issues facing DC medicine.

Recent federal guidance expands patient access to medical records, which raises concerns among physicians that patients or caregivers may have access to confidential or confusing medical records. The American Medical Association has a summary of information here. The Board asked staff to put educational information on the Society's website and social media as well as compile DC physician stories on implementation to share with the AMA as part of their federal advocacy on the effort.

In addition, the Board discussed or took action on the following items:

  • The Board approved the suggestions of the Advocacy Committee to "support" B24-19, B24-20, B24-29, and B24-143.
  • The Board received an update from the Membership Task Force's work on a new membership model.
  • Dr. Moghimi updated the Board on the Behavioral Health Integration Stakeholder Advisory Group.
  • The Board approved the 2021-2022 Nominating Committee: Drs. EW Emanuel, Kirsty Nevin, Anjula Agrawal, Sahil Angelo, Christi Hay, and Klint Peebles.
  • And more.

The next MSDC Board of Directors meeting is June 28 at 6:30 PM, location TBD. Any member in good standing interested in attending may contact Robert Hay at hay [at] msdc.org.