Weaving technology and policy together to maintain confidentiality

J Law Med Ethics. Summer-Fall 1997;25(2-3):98-110, 82. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720x.1997.tb01885.x.


Author demonstrates that removing all explicit identifiers from medical data does not guarantee medical record confidentiality. She examines three new software systems that do help maintain anonymity, but warns that systems' limitations demand complementary policies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computer Security
  • Confidentiality* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Disclosure*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Medical Record Linkage
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Research
  • United States