Physician Community Podcast

Episode #16: The Health Record Banking Model


Jack Varga, MD, physician informaticist and consultant to federal agencies, provides an overview of Health Record Banking. Emulating commercial banking and described as a central repository, the health record banking service provides a private and secure location for each person to store his/her medical records from all sources via a deposit/withdrawal process. Learn about this patient-centric approach, privacy and security issues and current pilot projects. Please visit to learn more. The interview is moderated by Linda Christmann, MD, a member of the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community Leadership Committee.