Protection of confidentiality in the computer-based patient record.

  title={Protection of confidentiality in the computer-based patient record.},
  author={Charles Safran and David Rind and Mieke Citroen and A. R. Bakker and Warner V. Slack and Howard L. Bleich},
  journal={M.D. computing : computers in medical practice},
  volume={12 3},
To evaluate the confidentiality of the patients' data in the electronic patient records designed by members of the Center for Clinical Computing in Boston, we examined the accessibility of the computer-stored medical records of two groups of patients at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital: celebrities, hospital employees, and their relatives (VIPs) and other patients (non-VIPs). We studied how often authorized clinicians gained access to computer-stored data on the two types of patients and whether… CONTINUE READING

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