Information Privacy and Security

Accessing Medical Records


Am I allowed to access my own electronic medical record if I have access to the system? What about my spouse? What about another family member?    
Yes!  VUMC allows staff to access their own medical records if they have access. At VUMC, staff is also able to access the medical records of their minor children for whom they have legal custody. 

VUMC staff may not access records of children 18 years or older or their spouse.  To access medical records of adult children, spouse or any other family member or friend requires specific written authorization.  Staff should complete:  
Authorization to Access Medical Records.


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