Health Privacy and the Facebook Generation
Bioethics Forum, 2009
2 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2009
Date Written: August 11, 2009
Every physician is aware of the ethical and legal obligations to protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of patient health information. Today, that duty mainly involves the uses and disclosures of information in paper records. Despite a dramatic growth in electronic billing, only 1.5% of U.S. hospitals have a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) system and only 17% of U.S. physicians use either a minimally functional or a comprehensive EHR system.
Keywords: Privacy, facebook, heath informaion technology, HIT, electronic health records, EHRs, social networking
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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