New Challenges for Electronic Health Records: Confidentiality and Access to Sensitive Health Information About Parents and Adolescents

An opinion piece on what is necessary in EHR systems to protect both the rights of the adolescent (to avoid unwelcome disclosure of sensitive health information) and the rights of the parents (to avoid unwelcome information about them to their child). While EHRs can be set up to segregate data in various ways, such segregation entails tremendous discipline on the part of clinical users to maintain this segregation and applicable laws to protect the clinician when access (by either the adolescent or the parent) is denied.

Bayer 2014 (JAMA) | PubMed 25562260 | Author Search

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