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Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Electronic Records

Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Electronic Records

As medical practices move to electronic health records and other platforms to increase access to patient information, they must also be wary of protecting privacy.

News of privacy violations from employees accessing EHRs for details on celebrities, politicians, and even their neighbors are occurring more frequently, but there are steps your practice can take to reduce or even prevent unauthorized access.

In this podcast, Dr. Eric M. Liederman, director of medical informatics for The Permanente Medical Group, discusses the move to electronic records and what drives privacy violations by practice staff. He also outlines what accountability measures you can take to protect privacy and avoid compromising quality care.

Liederman is among the presenters at this year’s HIMSS12 Conference in Las Vegas.
 

 
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