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Published — December 29, 2011 Updated — May 19, 2014 at 12:19 pm ET

VIDEO: Four commonly asked questions about patient medical information

Introduction

The Center for Public integrity interviewed Harley Geiger, policy counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), about why patients should request a copy of their health records from their doctor.

The questions are based off a guide CDT issued on its website. It discusses the rights patients have to their health information and how they can correct errors that might appear in their record. It also details how they can protect their medical information.

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