Legal issues in the transition to electronic records in health care

D. Walsh, K. Passerini, U. Varshney, J. Fjermestad

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Abstract

In today's digital society, ongoing concerns about the privacy and security of personal data are ever increasing, especially in health care. While we gradually need higher electronic access to medical information, issues relating to patient privacy and reducing possible security breaches increase. In this paper, we focus on identifying the general rules and the regulations that are currently in place to protect the privacy and security of medical data, and more specifically information contained in electronic health records (EHR). This review is particularly important since EHRs are expected to become nationally adopted in the US by the next decade and are already underway in many European countries. Based on this legal overview, unresolved challenges are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Systems
Subtitle of host publicationPeople, Organizations, Institutions, and Technologies - ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems
PublisherPhysica-Verlag
Pages321-326
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783790821475
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event5th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, ItAIS 2008 - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 13 2008Dec 14 2008

Publication series

NameInformation Systems: People, Organizations, Institutions, and Technologies - ItAIS: The Italian Association for Information Systems

Other

Other5th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems, ItAIS 2008
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/13/0812/14/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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