Health Privacy and the Facebook Generation

Bioethics Forum, 2009

2 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 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: August 11, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Health Privacy and the Facebook Generation (August 11, 2009). Bioethics Forum, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518598

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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