WHAT IS THE HRBA?
The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) is a non-profit membership organization with the goal of establishing accurate, secure, and comprehensive health records that can be accessed and authenticated by both patients and their health care providers under the control of the individual patient. We advocate for community repositories of electronic health records (health record banks) as an effective and sustainable health information infrastructure solution, support programs that provide assistance to communities building health record banks, and advocate for necessary legislation and regulation consistent with community health record banks.
WHAT IS A HEALTH RECORD BANK?
A Health Record Bank (HRB) is an organization that stores and protects copies of personal, private health information, including both medical records and additional data that optionally may be added by the patient. The patient controls who may access which parts of the information in his or her account. When patients seek care, they give permission for their health care provider to access some or all of their up-to-date health records. When care is complete, the new records from that encounter are securely deposited into the HRB and securely stored for future use under the patient’s control.
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