Professors Call For Regulation Of Electronic Health Records

Cost and security concerns about bringing health care record keeping into the 21st century through electronic health records (EHR)have led to a call for an effective regulatory and oversight system from a pair of Case Western Reserve University professors.

“Electronic information can be illicitly accessed from anywhere and transmitted across the globe quickly, cheaply, and with little risk of detection,” said Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics at the School of Law. “EHR systems could transform health care in the U.S., but their potential will be realized only with careful oversight.”

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