The Physician-Patient Relationship and a National Health Information Network

J Law Med Ethics. 2010 Spring;38(1):36-49

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper

14 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2019

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Leslie P. Francis

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The United States, like other countries facing rising health care costs, is pursuing a commitment to interoperable electronic health records. Electronic records, it is thought, have the potential to reduce the risks of error, improve care coordination, monitor care quality, enable patients to participate more fully in care management, and provide the data needed for research and surveillance. Interoperable electronic health records on a national scale — the ideal of a national health information network (or NHIN) — seem likely to magnify these advantages. Thus, the recent economic stimulus package contains considerable funding for the development of “health information technology architecture that will support the nationwide electronic exchange and use of health information in a secure, private, and accurate manner.”

Keywords: Confidentiality, Electronic Health Records

Suggested Citation

Francis, Leslie P., The Physician-Patient Relationship and a National Health Information Network (2010). J Law Med Ethics. 2010 Spring;38(1):36-49; University of Utah College of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3373300 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3373300

Leslie P. Francis (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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