The Automated Medical Records System
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.
KeywordsSmart Card Privacy Issue Personal Health Record Unauthorized Access Health Management System
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