Health Privacy in the Electronic Age

Posted: 4 Nov 2009

See all articles by Mark A. Rothstein

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2008

Abstract

Health care expenditure in the United States exceeds $2 trillion a year, and on a per capita basis far exceeds the expenditure of any other country. Much of this money is not well spent, as many studies have documented the inefficiency and waste in the public and private health care systems. Furthermore, despite the high cost of American health care, key measures of the nation’s health, such as infant mortality and life expectancy, lag well behind other developed countries.

Keywords: Electronic Health Records, EHR, Privacy, Nationwide Health Information Network, NHIN, HIPPA Privacy Rule, Personal Health Records, PHRs, Health Privacy

JEL Classification: K32, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Health Privacy in the Electronic Age (March 1, 2008). Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1499329

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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