By: Benoit Lefebvre | May 01, 2018 11:09amElectronic health records are becoming an increasingly important part of the healthcare system.
However, they have a number of risks and can pose significant privacy risks.
The main risks are that electronic health record systems can contain sensitive personal data and contain information that could lead to identity theft.
These risks can also be heightened if an individual is using electronic healthcare records for reasons such as healthcare planning, healthcare provider referral or as a part of a business arrangement.
In addition, the privacy implications of electronic health systems may be increased if individuals are being exposed to medical data without consent or when medical records are transmitted in the form of electronic healthcare systems.
In this article, we review the risks and privacy implications associated with electronic health data and consider the risks associated with the use of electronic medical records in the United States.