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Privacy Concerns Slow Outsourcing of PHRs

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S. & INDIA

November 3, 2010

When it comes to electronic health records, privacy concerns are making the U.S. healthcare industry reluctant to embrace outsourcing, TMC reports. One expert highlighted the concerns by suggesting that patient confidentiality takes a backseat when medical files leave the U.S., the report states. However, Indian companies counter that when it comes to protecting health information, they are required to adhere to the same regulations as technology companies within the U.S.
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