Security of Health Information

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Essay #: 058361
Total text length is 8,914 characters (approximately 6.1 pages).

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Security of Health Information
Introduction
The electronic health record has many advantages such as permitting health care providers to make a patient’s complete medical history available to other care providers. The electronic health record also enables priority information be highlighted in such a manner as cannot be achieved through ordinary charts, and can prevent adverse drug reactions by cross-referencing of patient drug information. At the same time, there are serious risks related to the security of the information contained in the electronic health record, and the integrity and confidentiality of that information is vulnerable as well (Myers &
Frieden
, 2008). There are numerous clinical application associated with these...
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.....ecurity measures, and ongoing education for nurses so that they will be prepared for inevitable future change.
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