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Security Requirements for a Lifelong Electronic Health Record System: An Opinion

By J Wainer, C.J.R Campos, M.D.U Salinas and D Sigulem


This article discusses the authors' views on the security requirements of a central, unique electronic health record. The requirements are based on the well-known principles of confidentiality and integrity and the less discussed principles of control and legal value. The article does not discuss any technical or legal solutions to the requirements proposed herein

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