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Title Safeguards Needed in Transfer of Patient Data
Author(s) Task Force on Medical Informatics, Section on Computers and Other Technologies, American Academy of Pediatrics
Source Pediatrics, Vol. 98, No. 5, Pages 984-985
Publication Date Nov. 1996
Abstract The intent of this statement is to provide practitioners with information to assist them in safeguarding the electronic storage and transmission of patient data. It lists safeguards that should be in place in pediatric practices that send facsimiles of patient data. Issues of protecting patient and provider confidentiality, maintaining the security of these data, and state and federal health data legislation are also addressed.

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