Compelled Disclosure of Health Information: Protecting Against the Greatest Potential Threat to Privacy

The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 295, No. 24, pp. 2882-2885, 2006

4 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2009

See all articles by Meghan K. Talbott

Meghan K. Talbott

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Mark A. Rothstein

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

Date Written: June 28, 2006

Abstract

In 2004, President Bush called for widespread adoption of interconnected electronic health records (EHRs) within 10 years. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been charged with leading these efforts, including developing the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). Although the specifics of the NHIN and its component organizations are still being developed, it is envisioned as a public-private partnership of health information organizations using common electronic formats, thereby enabling ease of access to EHRs through any secure portal. The NHIN will link health records maintained in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other locations.

Keywords: electronic health records, EHRs, health information technology HIT, privacy, HIPAA Privacy Rule, american disabilities act, ADA, authorizations, nationwide health information network, NHIN

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Talbott, Meghan K. and Rothstein, Mark A., Compelled Disclosure of Health Information: Protecting Against the Greatest Potential Threat to Privacy (June 28, 2006). The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 295, No. 24, pp. 2882-2885, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511841

Meghan K. Talbott

University of Louisville School of Medicine

550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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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