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Alliance Pushes for Privacy Protections on EHRs

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—HONG KONG

February 17, 2012

The Alliance for Patients' Mutual Help Organization has recommended that the government place a safety barrier on Hong Kong's Electronic Health Record (EHR) program to protect patients' sensitive personal information, reports China Daily. The alliance says that implementing a barrier would balance the public service benefits of the system with the individual rights of patients by allowing them to choose which information to disclose to caregivers. A spokeswoman for the Food and Health Bureau said the public consultation period has ended and the bureau is assessing the suggestions.
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