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Ehr Players In Health Care Case Study

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Prof. Harn, I definitely feel that all the players in healthcare, including HIT vendors, healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, insurance providers, health departments, etc., are all morally and ethically responsible for the patients that these tools are being used for. Since these products are being used to document and provide care, they can lead to serious safety events, the unintended disclosure of confidential information, and contribute to the patient-provider relationship just as easily as the actions taken by individuals in providing patient care. Some EHR vendors have sold de-identified patient data to different companies for pharmaceutical and other research, which introduces the risk of breaching patient confidentiality
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