Title

Emerging Privacy Issues in Health Information Technology

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2008

Inclusive Pages

92-103

Keywords

Legal

Abstract

Health information technology (HIT) and electronic health records (EHRs) are topics that currently engender lively debate in our health care system. In our 2006 inaugural report, Health Information Technology in the United States: The Information Base for Progress, we examined the challenges related to accurately measuring HIT adoption in the United States and made recommendations both for improving existing, ongoing national surveys and for new surveys. This report expands on those efforts, reporting on new survey data among physicians generally and among those serving “vulnerable populations” and exploring methods of evaluating the effect of these technologies on the cost and quality of health care.

Comments

Chapter 6 (pp. 92-103) in Health Information Technology in the United States: Where We Stand (2008), a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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