Does EMR protect patient privacy?
While most proponents of computerized medical records support the potential cost reduction, improved accuracy and ease of sharing EMR/EHRs represent, there are certain benefits that EMR systems could also bring to patient privacy. With computerized medical records, everyone who accesses medical information can be recorded. In a 2009 report, the Institute of Medicine called for the creation of an "audit trail" to track those who have accessed their electronic patient records. Such patient ...
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