EHR’s and Patient Privacy – The Ongoing Battle

EHR’s and Patient Privacy – The Ongoing Battle:

“Does your dermatologist need access to your reproductive health history?

Can you limit access to the psychiatric notes in your chart once they have been entered into your provider’s new electronic health record (EHR) system?

It sounds absurd, but the adoption of EHRs and health information exchanges could enable this level of access in the future. The goal with these initiatives is to provide access to each American’s medical records in order for physicians to better provide treatment.

With the rapid rollout of EHRs, serious issues in patient privacy rights need to be addressed: lack of trust in the system, human error, lack of patient control over their electronic data and legislative gaps.

You can read the full article “Electronic Health Records vs. Patient Privacy: Who Will Win?

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