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Educators call for Electronic Health Records protection

HIM-HIPAA Insider, December 1, 2008

Two professors at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have called for increasing oversight regarding EHRs, ScienceDaily reports.

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

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