S.C. Medicaid patients' records go online

Jill Coley reports:

Medical records belonging to state Medicaid patients have gone electronic. In July, the South Carolina Health Information Exchange made 800,000 medical histories of disabled and poor residents available to physicians, clinics and hospitals.

Privacy advocates urge caution. “Medical privacy for many people is one of the most important forms of privacy,” said Graham Boyd, interim executive director of the state’s national office for the American Civil Liberties Union.

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