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Patient Privacy and Information Accessibility: A Necessary Balance

“In the original HHS privacy rule, a core component of HIPAA’s purpose was the ability to protect patient privacy while at the same time allowing the sharing of personal health information to facilitate patient care. And while healthcare has finally been dragged, kicking and screaming, to a more comprehensive use of technology, a serious divide has emerged between advocates of patient privacy versus the free flow of data needed to improve patient care.
As EHRs become more widely used by physicians and health information exchanges (HIEs) become more commonplace, the debate between privacy and the sharing of information for the purpose of enhancing patient care and lowering the costs of care delivery will only intensify.”

Article
John Tempesco, Readers Write, 16 March 2011

17 March 2011 | Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Access, Health Information Exchange, Opt out, Patient, Privacy
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