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Information storage for health-care providers: it's not as simple as it seems.

TitleInformation storage for health-care providers: it's not as simple as it seems.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHanauer, DA
JournalJ Med Pract Manage
Date Published2004 Jul-Aug
KeywordsArchives, Computer Storage Devices, Databases as Topic, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Humans, Information Storage and Retrieval, Medical Records Systems, Computerized, Outsourced Services, Practice Management, Medical, United States

As medical practices migrate from paper to computers for record keeping, new issues surrounding the safe storage of such data are arising. These range from choosing an electronic storage format to ensuring that any electronic information stored today will be available and readable years into the future. Privacy and security issues also continue to be important, especially since the HIPAA regulations were instituted. With the rapid advances in technology, finding the right solution may be like trying to hit a moving target, yet some basic principles, outlined in this article, should make this difficult task easier.

Alternate JournalJ Med Pract Manage
PubMed ID15500014
David Hanauer
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center at North Campus Reserach Complex
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Please acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA046592) when publishing manuscripts or abstracts that utilized the services of the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center's Shared Resource: Cancer Informatics.
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