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The Automated Medical Records System

  • Byron B. Oberst
  • John M. Long

Abstract

This chapter provides physicians with basic information about automated medical records systems, including the portable credit card sized “smart cards” used for positive identification of health plan members and for recording medical data. We also try to provide a thoughtful analysis of this new technology: how to get ready for it, the serious issues of patient and physician privacy that they raise, and problems of standards and adequate security.

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Smart Card Privacy Issue Personal Health Record Unauthorized Access Health Management System 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron B. Oberst
    • 1
  • John M. Long
    • 2
  1. 1.Omaha Children’s Clinic, P.COmahaUSA
  2. 2.University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

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