• US 20080306872A1
  • Filed: 08/19/2008
  • Published: 12/11/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/06/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling access to a medical record of a patient hosted by at least one medical record repository, comprising a plurality of sub-records, each sub-record having an associated different patient-controlled access control criteria, comprising:

  • (a) receiving, by an intermediary, a request for a medical record from a requester, said request comprising a medical record identifier, a requestor identifier, requestor authentication information, and patient-provided access control authorization;

    (b) automatically processing, by the intermediary, the request for the medical record to authenticate the requestor and determine sufficiency of the patient-provided access control authorization to meet the patient-controlled access control criteria for each respective sub-record encompassed by the request; and

    (c) selectively communicating, from the intermediary to the at least one medical record repository, an identification of each sub-record for which access control criteria are determined to be sufficient for access by the requester.

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