How long do electronic medical records last at hospitals?

3 Answers

  • edward
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    FOREVER.  They last forever.  They never go away

  • 1 month ago

    They don't keep them, they get sent to your doctor and they are kept there as long as you are alive and then three years after you die. Your doctor is the hub of all medical treatment you had anywhere. Nobody can request them without your permission. Except a few exceptions like if you told your doctor you are planning terrorism or suicide. If you change doctors the new one requests your notes from the old one.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The records are kept for as long as the electronic records will exist.

    After a few years (3-5) the records may be sent to an offsite archival system (similar to paper storage).

    Source(s): Worked for a major emr company until 2016
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