ELECTRONIC PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE: Health Care Entities' Reported Disclosure Practices and Effects on Quality of Care

Melvin, Valerie C.; Kohn, Linda T.; Wilshusen, Gregory C.
February 2010
GAO Reports;2/17/2010, preceding p1
Government Document
The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the use of information technology for the electronic exchange of personal health information. It notes that the Congress had passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act that promotes the adoption of technology to support the electronic sharing of data. It mentions a report on the practices implemented that discloses electronic personal health information.


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