Informatics and Patient Privacy

An examination of the benefits of technology in information management in the medical field, weighed against threats to privacy.

Application of the Concept of Informatics to Patient-Specific Data by Health Care Delivery Organizations: Exploring the Issue From the Perspective of Privacy
This research explores the application of the concept of Informatics to patient-specific data by health care delivery organizations. The focus of this exploration is the issue of patient privacy.

The Issue
No information about a person is more sensitive, and no information has a greater stigmatizing potential than does the information stored in personal health records. The application of the concept of Informatics to the construction, maintenance, and distribution of personal health records, therefore, raised…