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Cavoukian Releases EHR Whitepaper

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—CANADA & U.S.

March 9, 2012

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has released a whitepaper on embedding privacy into electronic health records (EHRs), ITWorld Canada reports. Embedding Privacy Into the Design of Electronic Health Records To Enable Multiple Functionalities--Win/Win calls on operators to build in privacy at every stage of the process. Cavoukian said, "The most important thing is the delivery of health records, quickly...But you can embed a cloak of privacy and security around it." Meanwhile, the New York Civil Liberties Union says there are privacy and security flaws in the state's EHR computer network and addresses the issue in a new report, Protection Patient Privacy: Strategies for Regulating Electronic Health Records Exchange.
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