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Opinion: EHRs Raise Privacy Concerns

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

April 27, 2012

In light of a recent study that revealed a rise in patient record breaches in the U.S., a column in CSO stresses that "Australian medical experts warn that patient safety could be put at risk" once health records in Australia go digital. Three experts from the Medical Journal of Australia wrote, "It is not yet possible to make any definitive statement about whether the personally controlled electronic health record is safe or not."
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