RSRS is Canada's only physician-managed storage facility for the medical records of physicians who are closing or have already closed their medical practices.
RSRS stores records for physicians, clinics and hospitals and then manages the secure transfer of records to patients, new physicians and authorized third party requesters. To obtain a copy of your medical record, please click here.
It's Your Medical Record
You maintain a file on your mortgage, your insurance, your automobile, your children… Doesn’t it make sense that your own healthcare deserves its own place with you as well?
It’s never a good idea to leave a healthcare professional guessing about your medical history. It is estimated that medical errors are responsible for more than 100,000 deaths in the US and 10,000 deaths in Canada every year. At least 30% of them could have been prevented had the medical record been present and available. At RSRS, we strongly support the proactivity of patients with respect to collaborative management of their own healthcare.
Long gone are the days when patients understood little about their medical conditions. With the advent of the Internet and search engines, patients have more information at their fingertips than ever before.
While there is a growing adoption of electronic medical records among healthcare providers, making a patient’s medical record available at the place and time it is most needed is another matter – and the healthcare industry is not there yet. Be proactive. Be engaged. Obtain and keep a copy of your medical record.