Internet based repository of medical records that retains patient confidentiality

Schoenberg, Roy; Safran, Charles
November 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/11/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7270, p1199
Academic Journal
Describes a patient-controlled, internet-based repository of medical records. Clinical advantages of using the internet to transmit medical information; Concern that such transmission may violate patient confidentiality; Practicality of implementing a secure data transfer system for patients' medical data; Cooperation between physician and patient in determining data security levels; Outlook for the development of such information systems.


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