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Opinion: EHRs Have Many Benefits

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

August 20, 2011

Responding to an op-ed piece published in The Windsor Star last week, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian highlights the benefits of moving to electronic health records (EHRs). The op-ed followed news that nearly 12,000 screening reports went missing. "Your comment," Cavoukian wrote, "that this incident should also 'be raising the concern about the ability of eHealth' doesn't follow. It is too simplistic...there are actually many benefits to electronic solutions from a privacy perspective."
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