The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE), a not-for-profit membership association focused on enabling trusted exchange has welcomed the Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) as its newest association member. HRBA is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 to promote consumer-centered, consumer-controlled, comprehensive, lifetime electronic health records.
The Health Record Banking Alliance advocates for a consumer-centered, unified, lifetime electronic health record. After consumers visit a healthcare provider, they should request that their provider send a copy of their visit summary to an account that they have established with a trusted private repository.
Over time, this will become a comprehensive record of each consumer’s care, which they can make available, at their option, to providers, family members, and even medical researchers if they so choose. HRBA believes that a single reconciled account of all of a consumer’s health records will promote safer, more effective, and less expensive care while giving the consumer peace of mind about who is looking at their medical records.