Ethical questions must be considered for electronic health records

@article{Spriggs2012EthicalQM,
  title={Ethical questions must be considered for electronic health records},
  author={M. Spriggs and M. Arnold and Christopher Pearce and C. Fry},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={535 - 539}
}
National electronic health record initiatives are in progress in many countries around the world but the debate about the ethical issues and how they are to be addressed remains overshadowed by other issues. The discourse to which all others are answerable is a technical discourse, even where matters of privacy and consent are concerned. Yet a focus on technical issues and a failure to think about ethics are cited as factors in the failure of the UK health record system. In this paper, while… Expand
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