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Patient Rights

The Right to Emergency Treatment
Health care professionals have a responsibility to provide medical treatment to any person with an emergency medical condition. Patients have the right to emergency medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

The Right of Informed Consent
The most important right that a patient has is the right of informed consent. A patient should only consent to medical treatment if they have sufficient information about their diagnosis and all treatment options available in terms he/she can understand.

When a Patient Complains
In the healthcare field, the patient is often left with no other option but to file a complaint against a healthcare worker.

EHR's Help Reduce HIPAA Breaches
For those medical professionals that are still unsure about the security of EHR's ...

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