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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Private Advocates Wary about Electronic Medical Records


“Patient advocates worry that EMRs [electronic medical records] could pose a threat to privacy. Doctors and hospitals say they’re not being given enough time to set up the complex electronic systems or enough financial help to pay for them. The systems can cost $50 million to $100 million for hospitals and $15,000 to $50,000 for private doctors.” (Miami Herald, Tuesday)

A little gift in the Obama “stimulus” package.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Property Rights Origins of Privacy Rights” by Mary Chlopecki