HEC Forum

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 243–258

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Use of Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Safety

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Informatics, Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health ProfessionsUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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