The digitalization of medical information is a global trend. In addition to the convenience of data management, this trend can also elevate healthcare quality. Due to all these advantages, most countries have tried to promote its utilization via changes in technology, laws and systems etc. How to protect privacy and at the same time promote the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) has become a major issue ill healthcare management. This study aims at comparing the relevant legal frameworks worldwide and making tentative suggestions to improve Taiwanese legal environment in this regard. The conclusions include the government should focus on the certification of systems, lot on the authorization of each transaction, and regulations should be revised to permit the release and electronic transmissions of existing electronic files in the healthcare industry.
|Translated title of the contribution||An International Comparative Study of the Legal Environment of Electronic Medical Records|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|