Debate Over Patient Privacy Control in Electronic Health Records

Hastings Center, Bioethics Forum, 2011

3 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2011 Last revised: 5 Feb 2014

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Mark A. Rothstein

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

Date Written: November 1, 2012

Abstract

The percentage of physicians using an electronic health record (EHR) system has increased substantially in the last year, with encouragement from Medicare and Medicaid incentives included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Half of all office-based physicians use some form of EHR, according to a survey in December by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although only 10 percent have fully functional EHR systems.

Keywords: EHRs, Privacy, Patient controls, sensitive information, sequestration, granular control

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Debate Over Patient Privacy Control in Electronic Health Records (November 1, 2012). Hastings Center, Bioethics Forum, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1764002

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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