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Title Security Issues for Implementation of Electronic Medical Records
Author(s) Terry Huston
Source Communications of the ACM, Vol. 44, No. 9, Pages 89-94
Publication Date Sept. 2001
Abstract As the elctronic version of the patient medical record becomes more technologically advanced for the purposes of electronic billing, telemedicine, and worldwide data mining of health trends, the question arises as to who will be minding the store in the protection of the information contained in the record. Since telemedicine will encompass an international venue, standardization of the electronic medical record is necessary and prototypical models are being developed. Confidentiality and security of a patient's health information has always been important and with the ease of access afforded electronically, security will likely be more difficult to provide without advanced planning.

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